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2009-01-22 14:44:00

Clark will receive the award at the Chimie et Art conference in Paris on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie are pleased to announce that Robin J. H. Clark will be the recipient of the inaugural Franklin-Lavoisier Prize on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie in Paris. Clark is the Sir William Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at...


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Chemistry is a physical science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter. It also deals with the changes that matter undergoes during chemical reactions. It incorporates the studies of various atoms, molecules, crystals and other aggregates which can be combined or isolated and concepts of energy and entropy through which chemical processes occur. Modern chemistry (from the Egyptian kēme, meaning "earth") evolved from alchemy following the chemical revolution...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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