USC hosts 2005 Nobel laureate Robert Grubbs

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 5:26 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- One of three men who shared the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry is scheduled to speak at the University of South Carolina on his work involving chemical compounds. 

Robert Grubbs is slated to speak Friday at the Jones Physical Sciences Center.  

Grubbs shared the prize with Yves Chauvin of France and Richard Schrock of the United States. 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the trio was recognized for work on, and exploration of, the process of metathesis. Their work helped produce many practical and theoretical advances for assembling chemical compounds such as pharmaceuticals.
 

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