The Roger E. Miller Lecturer Roger E. Miller (1952-2005)
The Roger E. Miller Lectureship in Chemical Physics has being established by the friends and admirers of the late Roger E. Miller to honour him and perpetuate his memory. Roger grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, was a B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD. graduate of the University of Waterloo, and his professional appointments culminated in the John B. Carrol Professorship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. His remarkable scientific talent was complemented by his exemplary personal character, and he was greatly admired and respected by all who knew him.
The Lectureship is intended to attract an individual who is internationally recognized for excellence in experimental or theoretical chemical physics, who will be the Plenary Lecturer at the annual Symposium on Chemical Physics held at the University of Waterloo. In addition to his Waterloo roots, Roger was a frequent participant who spoke several times at the Symposium over the 22 year history preceeding his untimely death, so this seems a particularly appropriate way to remember him.
Tucker Carrington Jr.
Department of Chemistry, Queen's University, Canada
The Robert J. Le Roy Lecturer Robert J. Le Roy (1943-2018)
It is with sorrow that we inform you of the death of our friend and mentor, Robert J. Le Roy. Bob was a truly inspiring person and scientist. To celebrate his life and accomplishments, and to honour his memory, beginning this year we will establish the "Robert J. Le Roy Lectureship" for the Symposium on Chemical Physics. The inaugural Robert J. Le Roy Lecture will be given on Saturday, November 3rd by Prof. Peter Bernath during a special session in Bob's honour. Over the next several months we will begin planning next year's symposium, which we will dedicate entirely to Bob; this longer timeline will allow us to invite Bob's friends and collaborators from around the world. More information will be given at this Fall's meeting.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, USA
Anne B. McCoy
Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, USA
Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, USA
Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Canada
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, USA
Department of Chemistry, Western University, Canada