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Nobel laureate David MacMillan on the honorary doctorate, scepticism towards chemistry and the US elections

David MacMillan is a pioneer of photocatalysis with visible light. He will recei
David MacMillan is a pioneer of photocatalysis with visible light. He will receive an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy for his outstanding research in this field. © Corinne Strauss
In recognition of his outstanding research in the field of catalysis and molecular chemistry, the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Münster will be awarding David MacMillan (56) an honorary doctorate on 11 June. Together with his colleague Benjamin List, the Scottish-born chemist was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2021. Norbert Robers spoke with David MacMillan, who is currently working as a professor at Princeton University in the USA, about the award, the reputation of chemistry and about the upcoming football match between Germany and Scotland on 14 June. ...
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