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Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemSusChem, Small

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December 18, 2014

Helmut Schwarz and Edward Valeev win 2015 WATOC Awards

Helmut Schwarz and Edward Valeev win 2015 WATOC Awards

The World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC) has awarded the 2015 Schrödinger Medal to Helmut Schwarz of the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin, Germany) and the 2015 Dirac Medal to Edward Valeev of Virginia Tech (USA). The awards will be presented to the two scientists at the next triennial WATOC congress, which will take place in Munich, Germany, in August 2017.

Photos: Left: Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c. Helmut Schwarz (© TU Berlin/PR/Ulrich Dahl). Right: Prof. Dr. Edward Valeev (© Virginia Tech).

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