Camille & Henry Dreyfus Lectureship


In memory of the Dreyfus brothers, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. has established the Dreyfus Lectureship at the University of Basel. The annual Lectureship brings a leading chemist from the United States to the Basel campus to deliver a series of talks and to meet with faculty and students in order to enhance the relationship between Swiss and U.S. science.


The Department of Chemistry of the University of Basel and the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation are pleased to announce the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Lectures 2020 by Nobel laureate Prof. Dr. Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University).

14th April 2020
Lecture "Chemistry in Art, Art in Chemistry, and the spiritual grounds they share" and award ceremony
17.00 h, Large Lecture Hall, Organic Chemistry, St. Johanns-Ring 19, 4056 Basel

15th April 2020
Lecture "All the ways to have a bond"
15.00 h, Large Lecture Hall, Organic Chemistry, St. Johanns-Ring 19, 4056 Basel

16th April 2020
World premiere of the melodrama/opera “Alchemy"
18.00 h, SUD, Werkraum Warteck pp, Burgweg 7, 4058 Basel
This event is sponsored by the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering, free admission


List of Recipients

2019    Prof. Dr. Emily A. Carter (University of California, Los Angeles and Princeton University)
2018    Prof. Dr. David MacMillan (Princeton University)
2017    Prof. Dr. David Weitz (Harvard University)
2016    Prof. Dr. John Hartwig (University of California, Berkeley)
2015    Prof. Dr. Chad A. Mirkin (Northwestern University)
2014    Prof. Dr. Marye Anne Fox (University of California, San Diego)
2013    Prof. Dr. George M. Whitesides (Harvard University)