Caltech’s Robert H. Grubbs Wins National Award from American Chemical Society

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology Caltech’s Robert H. Grubbs Wins National Award from American Chemical Society By EMILY VELASCO Published on Monday, April 17, 2017 | 2:12 pm More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Robert Grubbs Credit: Courtesy of the Caltech ArchivesRobert H. Grubbs, the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, has been named the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry for 2017. This award recognizes Grubbs’ pioneering work in creating simpler, more efficient methods for manufacturing compounds used in industries including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum extraction. Grubbs, a co-winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry who joined the Caltech faculty in 1978, was honored “for his fundamental work and revolutionary contributions for converting hydrocarbons to new molecules, polymers, and materials,” according to an article in the society’s Chemical & Engineering News magazine.“It’s a recognition that we made contributions that people care about,” says Grubbs, adding that the award is the result of the hard work of everyone on his team of students and postdoctoral fellows.Receiving the award took on special meaning, Grubbs says, because its namesake, George Olah—a Nobel Prize-winning chemist at the University of Southern California—died only weeks before the award ceremony. Grubbs says he had been hoping to see Olah at the event.“I knew George for many years. He was one of my heroes when I was a young chemist,” Grubbs says.Grubbs’ research has focused on developing catalysts for olefin metathesis, a type of chemical reaction that breaks double bonds between carbon atoms and reforms them in a different configuration. The catalysts developed by Grubbs are distinguished by their ability to target specific bonds within a molecule while leaving others unaffected. The selective nature of the catalysts results in very efficient chemical reactions and fewer unwanted by-products.One of Grubbs’ catalysts was used to produce a compound that was part of the first successful treatment for hepatitis C; another is being used in the production of a polymer that insulates oil pipelines. A company cofounded by Grubbs to commercialize his catalyst technology has partnered with agricultural giant Cargill to produce biofuels and chemicals from vegetable oils. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img

Limerick remembers Orlando victims

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick remembers Orlando victimsBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2016 945 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedLGBTIlimerickOrlando Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebookcenter_img AN online book of condolences in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting tragedy will open at 10am, this Tuesday, June 14 on, the Limerick LGBTI community will hold a candlelight vigil in Arthur’s Quay Park this Wednesday, June 15 at 6.30pm.The vigil is being held in solidarity with families, friends, loved ones and LGBT+ community and wider community in Florida, and in solidarity with all the people around the world who have been and continue to be affected by terrorism and all forms of violence and oppression. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of the public are encouraged to bring a candle and rainbow colours, flags paint or clothing. All are welcome to attend. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDouble first for Limerick poet Ron CareyNext articleAppeal to find woman (34) missing in Limerick Alan Jacques Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

School Garden Workshops

first_imgThousands of Georgia schools are now home to school gardens. These gardens get children excited about learning and trying new vegetables, but they can often be difficult to use and maintain after the initial excitement wears off. This summer, University of Georgia Extension is offering targeted training sessions to help north and middle Georgia teachers and administrators make the most of existing school gardens or start new gardens. The course involves a short, online training program; some homework; and a half-day, hands-on workshop. The workshop will cover garden care and maintenance as well as strategies to build lesson plans around the school garden that cover state standards in all subject areas. Teachers will leave with a complete lesson plan that can be used when they head back to class in the fall, said Becky Griffin, workshop organizer and education program specialist with UGA Extension in Cobb County. Community and school garden experts with UGA Extension are offering the hands-on portion on Tuesday, June 23, in Griffin, Georgia; Thursday, June 25, in Athens, Georgia; and Tuesday, June 30, in downtown Atlanta. “We’re using online learning, home experiments and hands-on training to provide a one-of-a-kind learning experience to Georgia teachers,” Griffin said. “(Teachers will) come away with the knowledge needed to create a thriving garden as well as lesson plans to connect the garden to state standards.” The class costs $25 and is open to teachers across the state. For more information or to register, visit Teachers who the complete the program will receive a certificate verifying their school garden training. UGA Extension has hundreds of online, easy to understand resources for teachers and parents to use in making their children’s school garden succeed. How-to publications, Georgia curriculum guides and best practices from successful gardens are available at

Australian Open: Thiem outguns Zverev in four sets to reach first final

first_imgDominic Thiem will play Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final on Sunday after battling to a four-set victory over Alexander Zverev. Thiem will contest his third Grand Slam final and first away from the French Open, while he is the first Austrian player, male or female, to reach a singles decider at Melbourne Park. Dominic Thiem celebrates after reaching his first Grand Slam final outside of Roland Garros The fifth seed played a nervy first set, during which a smattering of rain led to the roof being closed, and saved two set points in the third set, with Thiem’s bravery on the big points ultimately proving the difference in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) victory. The 26-year-old’s reward is another shot at one of the big three in a Slam final. Having lost twice to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, Thiem now faces arguably the second most formidable challenge in tennis – trying to beat Djokovic in a final on Rod Laver Arena. The Serbian has won all seven finals he has contested and already holds the men’s record for most titles won. For Zverev, there will be disappointment that he could not go further but also satisfaction that his game is working again after a difficult 2019. This was the first time the 22-year-old has played in a Slam semi-final, with this run easily the most impressive he has had at one of the sport’s four biggest tournaments. There was a huge amount at stake and the very different dynamic to Thiem’s clash with Nadal, where he had been the player freed from expectation, seemed to affect the fifth seed in the opening set. Zverev and Thiem look up towards the roof during a delay in play in the semi-final Not only was Thiem the player who had been here before, he was also the older – for the first time in a Slam semi-final – and had won six of his previous eight clashes with Zverev. Loading… His performance against Nadal had only ramped up expectations further, but he began to find more of the powerful ground strokes that had bullied the Spaniard in the second set. A break for 2-1 settled Thiem down only for the metronomic Zverev to level at 3-3. Thiem responded immediately to forge back ahead and dug in through a tense final game to serve it out, saving two break points and shrugging off arguably the shot of the match from his opponent as he returned a smash for a clean winner. There was a delay after one game of the third set when a row of lights at the back of the court went out. Once the problem was fixed, again it was Thiem who made the first move with a break for 2-1. That might have become 4-1 but Zverev saved a break point and then levelled the set, refusing to let his opponent find any breathing space. Thiem embraces Alexander Zverev after his 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 victory in Melbourne Read Also: Aussie Open: Monfils says hand fine after video game nasty The German became fired up over a line call at 30-30 in the ninth game. With no challenges remaining, he implored umpire John Blom to overturn a call on a serve he felt had hit the line. His appeals counting for nothing, he fired down a second serve ace, received a warning for verbal abuse and let out a huge ‘Come on’ as he held. The momentum seemed to be with Zverev and he forced two set points on the Thiem serve but the fifth seed continued to go for his shots and reaped the rewards. Thiem won three tie-breaks against Nadal and he was again unbeatable over the format here, playing a fine third-set decider and then holding his nerve to see it out after three hours and 42 minutes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img

AMD and Fnatic extend esports partnership

first_imgAMD has announced an extension of their agreement with Fnatic, while also becoming Fnatic’s exclusive partner across four gaming hardware categories: motherboards, GPUs, CPUs and Laptops. Including AMD’s Ryzen and Radeon RX brands.AMD and Fnatic have had a partnership for the last three years, this new deal will also see AMD appear as the jersey-sleeve sponsor for every Fnatic team. Fnatic and AMD will also produce original content together, featuring Fnatic’s star players and AMD’s products. AMD and Fnatic will also attend a number of events, offering fans engaging experiences with the brands doing giveaways and interactions at their booths.Wouter Sleijffers, CEO of Fnatic, had this to say about the partnership: “Fnatic is extremely proud to have AMD, a premium gaming hardware brand, on our side for the third year now. AMD and Fnatic both share a passion for high performance and top quality gaming hardware. Recently, Fnatic won the European Sponsorship Award and the exciting partnership with AMD was a big catalyst for this achievement. Fnatic will always strive to excel on-stage and off-stage, to bring maximum results for our fans and partners alike.”John Taylor, CMO, AMD, also spoke about the deal: “As a true leader in the global professional esports movement, Fnatic demands the best, leading to this partnership for AMD to be their exclusive gaming hardware partner. The AMD Ryzen and Radeon brands bring innovation, leadership performance and superior visual experiences to PC gaming. We look forward to another year supporting Fnatic with AMD Ryzen processor- and Radeon graphics-powered PCs, allowing Fnatic teams to excel at competitions as well as play the best they can every day.”Esports Insider says: AMD and Fnatic was one of the bigger deals in esports, to begin with, so this latest news can only be good news for Fnatic. Be it EULCS finals or DreamHack Winter, Fnatic are also one of the most engaging organisations at events, also going the extra mile to have interaction with fans. With AMD and Fnatic promising the deal will create more of those experiences, this can only be great news for Fnatic fans.last_img