As part of the Passion for Knowledge festival a special session has been organised at the headquarters of CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), a patron of the DIPC since its earliest days. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, creator of molecular machines, will be giving a lecture followed by an open discussion with company employees.
Jean-Pierre Sauvage is a French chemist who in 2016 won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his contributions to the design and synthesis of molecular machines. These molecular motors are synthetic structures at molecular level that can make controlled movements when supplied with energy.
The uses of the molecular motors invented by Jean-Pierre Sauvage are varied and promising in a range of scientific and technological fields. Some of the possible applications include: nanotechnology and nanorobotics, medicine and directed therapy, catalysis and chemical synthesis, information storage and retrieval, molecular electronics and energy.
After the lecture, a space for discussion will be opened up, where employees will have the chance to debate and exchange ideas with Professor Sauvage at first hand.