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We are remembering with sadness our distinguished colleague, Professor Emeritus Sir Alan Battersby, who has died shortly before what would have been his 93rd birthday. 

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'Hydrogen Pistols at Dawn', a look at some of the 18th century texts that prompted a revolution in chemistry, will be one of the topics when Dr Peter Wothers delivers the Sandars Lectures in early March.

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A professor of inorganic chemistry who studied for his PhD here with Professor Jack Lewis in the late 1980s is returning to the department next month to give the annual Lewis Lectures.

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There will be bubbles, batteries and bangs at our Open Day in mid-March. Budding chemists can enjoy creating rainbows in test tubes, making batteries from fruits and exploring non-Newtonian liquids like cornflour slime!

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Clare Grey, Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor of Chemistry, will lead the University of Cambridge part of a £42 million battery research project, looking at ways to extend battery life for electric vehicles.

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Tuomas Knowles, Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the 2017 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Biophysics.

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