Chemistry pioneer honoured for solving 50-year-old riddle
UTS theoretical chemist Professor Jeffrey Reimers has been awarded the David Craig Medal.
Fifty years of academic literature, much of it written in Russian, stood between Professor Jeffrey Reimers and the solution to a problem he had mulled over for much of his career: what causes chlorophyll to have the colour it does?
Accepted explanations from the 1960s and the 1980s fell short, but in 25 years of research the resolution eluded Professor Reimers. Finally, though collaborating with some of the best minds in the field – professors Elmars Krausz and Arvi Freiberg – the theoretical chemist had the answer.
Read the full story in the Newsroom to find out how he solved the 50-year-old riddle.