Inaugural Lecture of Thomas L. Varberg

11:30 AM  - 12:30 PM
Tuesday Feb 7, 2012
John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

The Inaugural Lecture of Thomas D. Varberg as DeWitt Wallace Professor of Chemistry speaking on "Lessons Learned from a Life in Spectroscopy". 

Tom Varberg grew up in Roseville, Minnesota. He first developed his love for chemistry due to an inspirational high school teacher. He graduated from Hamline University in 1985, where he majored in chemistry (and took three mathematics courses from his father). After earning his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from MIT, he completed postdoctoral appointments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado and as a NATO Fellow at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Since coming to Macalester in 1992, he has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, and molecular spectroscopy. During this time, he and his research students have used lasers to probe the fundamental properties of reactive molecules and have published 25 journal articles describing their work.

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