Loading Events

The 2023 M. Frederick Hawthorne Symposium

Special Events, Symposia and Conferences


Flyer: Hawthorne Symposium 2023 flyer

Schedule Brochure:Hawthorne Symposium Brochure

Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne (August 24, 1928 – July 8, 2021) was a true chemistry pioneer, discovering boron cluster structures that have paved the way in inorganic, organometallic, material, nanotechnology, and medicinal sciences. His award-winning work in boron chemistry and time as a distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UCLA have not only shaped and broadened the field, but also touched the lives of countless students, faculty, researchers, friends, and family. In honor of his contributions, the American Chemical Society established the “M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry” in 2020. The M. Frederick Hawthorne Symposium aims to celebrate and honor these recipients, who have made significant contributions to chemistry involving the elements of groups 1, 2, and 13-18, with special consideration given to demonstrated creativity and independence of thought, in keeping with the example provided by the late Professor Hawthorne. The 2022 M. Frederick Hawthorne Symposium is made possible by the Raymond and Dorothy Wilson Endowment.