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This Week's Discoveries | 22 September 2015

Tuesday 22 September 2015
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
De Sitterzaal

First Lecture

Electrochemical conversion of CO2 to CO and methane

Speaker Jing Shen (LIC) Jing Chen is a PhD student in the Catalysis and Surface Chemistry group at LIC. Her research is focused on the electroreduction of CO2 catalyzed by metal complexes. As the pH makes an important role in the electroreduction of CO2, she also investigates the influence of pH. Besides, in order to know the mechanism in more details, she studies the pathway by DFT calculation. She will discuss her recent results on the reduction of CO2 on an immobilized cobalt protoporphyrin which have been published in Nature Communications this September.

Second Lecture

Knot not: Using geometry to understand three-dimensional space

Speaker Roland van der Veen (MI) Roland started as assistant professor at the Mathematical Institute on the first of September. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2010 he spent 2 years in Berkeley (with a Rubicon grant from NWO). In 2013 he returned to the UvA with a VENI grant. His research interests are Low-dimensional topology and geometry, Representation theory, and Mathematical physics.

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