Chemists Gather in Denver to Get the Big Picture

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Science  16 Apr 1993:
Vol. 260, Issue 5106, pp. 293-294
DOI: 10.1126/science.260.5106.293


The Rockies were hidden by clouds, but "Welcome ACS" signs were visible all over the Mile High City from 28 March to 2 April. No wonder the city's boosters were cheering: More than 10,000 scientists, purveyors of laboratory equipment, and other chemophiles had flooded into Denver to take in a vision of chemistry's intellectual scope that was wide enough to compensate for the missing scenic grandeur. In just a tiny sampling of the roughly 4800 presentations, chemistry appears in guises ranging from the most basic molecule making, through cleanup strategies for major environmental challenges, to forensic methods for unraveling a historical mystery.