Education International, Vol. 8, No. 1, AN-1, Received October 6,
the Youth of the World Who Aspire to a Career in Chemistry
from Nobel Laureates to Young People (6)
Professor Yuan Tseh Lee, 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE) of IUPAC edits and issues
an electronic journal, Chemical Education International (CEI)
(www.iupac.org/publications/cei). For the benefit of those who aspire to a career
in chemistry, each issue contains a short interview with a Nobel
Laureate in chemistry. In this way, we hope to provide a profile
of those who are at the forefront of chemistry and give aspiring
chemists role models for their future endeavors.
intended readership of the interviews published in CEI are senior
high school students who are at a point in their life where they
must make decisions about their future career, or first year university
students in science and technology who must begin to specialize
in a chosen field of study.
are extremely grateful to Professor Lee* for his appreciation
of the idea of this series of interviews and for kindly sparing
us his precious time. This
interview was carried out by Yoshito Takeuchi, Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo, at the office of the President,
Academia Sinica, on March 2, 2005.
Professor Lee (right) and Professor Takeuchi
1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was shared jointly by Prof. Yuan T. Lee (University of California, Berkeley), Prof. Dudley R. Herschbach (Harvard University) and Prof. John C. Polanyi (University of Toronto) by virtue of their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes..
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