SARTON CHAIR 2016 Lecture

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni, Press, Business
When
30-11-2016 from 17:00 to 19:00
Where
Campus Sterre, leszaal A0, S9, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent
Language
Dutch
Organizer
Prof. Dr. D. Depla
Contact
diederik.depla@ugent.be
Website
https://webapps.ugent.be/eventManager/events/sarton
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"The historical evolution of thin film physical vapor depostion from 1600s to Ghent University Today" by Prof. Dr. J. Greene, Sarton Chair 2016

The Sarton comittee, the Faculty of Sciences, the department of Solid State Sciences, and the research group DRAFT have the pleasure to invite you to

"The historical evolution of thin film physical vapor depostion from 1600s to Ghent University Today"
by  Prof. Dr. J. Greene, Sarton Chair 2016
Joe Greene is the D.B. Willett Professor of Materials Science and Physics at the University of Illinois, the Tage Erlander Professor of Materials Physics at Linköping University, Sweden, and a Chaired Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The focus of his research has been the development of an atomiclevel understanding of adatom/surface interactions during the dynamic process of vapor-phase crystal growth in order to controllably manipulate nanochemistry, nanostructure, and, hence, physical properties. Joe has presented over 415 invited talks and 80 Plenary Lectures at international meetings. He is currently Editor-inChief of Thin Solid Films. In the last years he has published an overview of the history of thin film deposition and of the application of both organic and inorganic thin films. In this way he has contributed to the academic discipline of the history of sciences by an unique combination of top level fundamental research, and a continuous interest in history
Where ?


Campus Sterre, leszaal A0, S9, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent
When ?


Wednesday November 30th, 2016, 5pm
The lecture is followed by a reception.

Registration on https://webapps.ugent.be/eventManager/events/sarton

 

Dear Colleagues,

As you probably know Dr. George Sarton (1884-1956), who is considered the founding father of the history of sciences as an academic discipline, was an alumnus of our university. After a long academic career, mainly in the US, Ghent University decided in 1984, the centenary of Sarton's birthday, to introduce a Sarton Chair for the history of sciences. Since that date every academic year five to seven lectures are held in the faculties of our university. Each year we have one chair holder and several medalists. Each faculty of the university can propose a researcher in the history and philosophy of sciences of its subject. This year the faculty of Sciences has proposed Prof. J. Greene as Sarton chair holder and the Sarton committee has followed this suggestion.

On December 1st at 4.30 p.m. a formal academic ceremony will be held in the "Aula". On November 30th, Prof. J. Greene will give a presentation for the faculty.

Prof. J. Greene is a respected researcher in the field of thin film deposition, and material sciences. In the last years he has published an overview of the history of thin film deposition and of the application of both organic and inorganic thin films. In this way he has contributed to the academic discipline of the history of sciences by a unique combination of top level fundamental research, and a continuous interest in history.

The lecture will take place at Campus Sterre, building S9, lecture A0. The lecture will be followed by a reception which takes place in the same building. Please register at https://webapps.ugent.be/eventManager/events/sarton 

If you are interested in the lecture in the Aula, you can contact Mrs. Rita.Malfliet@ugent.be

Looking forward to meeting you,

Best regards,
Prof. Diederik Depla