Dear Alumni, Collaborators, Colleagues, and Friends: On behalf of the organizing committee, is it our pleasure to invite you to the M. Frederick Hawthorne Symposium that will bring together alumni, current students and collaborators at UCLA on Friday, September 16th, 2022. The Hawthorne Symposium aims to honor the career and research of those who have made significant contributions to chemistry involving the elements of groups 1, 2, and 13-18 in the periodic table in keeping with the example provided by the late Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne (August 24, 1928 – July 8, 2021), whose work in boron chemistry and time as a UCLA professor have largely shaped the field and touched the lives of countless students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
We will be honoring two keynote speakers and recipients of the M. Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry award, Philip Power and Karl O. Christe, as well as four symposium speakers — Ohyun Kwon, William J. Evans, R. Tom Baker, and Alexandra Velian. There will be ample opportunities for alumni, collaborators and newcomers to interact across disciplines. In addition to speaker presentations, a reception will be served during and after the symposium. We hope to count on your participation to contribute to this meeting.