Stephen Leone
Stephen Leone

The UNM Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology hosts the Milton Kahn Annual Lectureship on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Science and Math Learning Center, Room 102. The event begins with refreshments at 3:45 p.m. and a seminar beginning at 4 p.m.

Presenting “Attosecond Dynamics: From Molecules to Semiconductor Solids,” is Stephen Leone. He is a John R. Thomas Endowed Chair in Physical Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Leone’s research interests are ultrafast and attosecond laser investigations of atomic, molecular and solid state dynamics.  His talk will focus on intriguing physics and chemistry problems in the pursuit of attosecond science, including measurements that push the boundaries of fundamental electron dynamics timescales.

Leone has won many prestigious awards for his work in chemistry. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Learn more about Leone here.

The lectureship was established in 1980 in honor of Professor Milton Kahn through contributions from his family and friends. Kahn joined the faculty at UNM in 1948 as an assistant professor, eventually becoming a professor in 1958. Kahn had a distinguished research career centered in radiochemistry. Recipients of this lectureship have commonly been prominent radiochemists and physical chemists.