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October 27th, 2007
A Renaissance man who is an expert in fields running from chemistry and nanotechnology to materials science and molecular biology, Prof. George M. Whitesides naturally learns from everything. He is not only the world's most-quoted chemist (his article Formulation of Monolayer Films by the Spontaneous Assembly of Organic Thiols from a Solution onto Gold alone has been cited over 1,400 times), but also reportedly the most-cited scientist in any discipline.
Thus while floating in the Dead Sea and slathering himself with mud during a break in the Second International Symposium on Bio-Inspired Engineering earlier this month, Whitesides was undoubtedly thinking of the principles of buoyancy, the mineral composition of water and earth, and how they might benefit mankind.
He was invited to attend the conference at the Dead Sea - along with some 150 other scientists, businessmen and hi-tech experts from Israel and abroad - by Prof. Ehud Keinan, president of the International Forum of Bio-Inspired Engineering and a leading chemist and nanotechnology expert at the Technion Institute in Haifa. The symposium will be followed up in 2009 in Taiwan.
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