Nuno Maulide

“A central topic in chemistry are the reactions that change chemical bonds. This phenomenon of transformation can also be transferred to the ball: the Vienna Ball of Sciences demonstrates how this format of a ball, which has long been regarded as very traditional, can be transformed into a modern and inspiring event that now has fans all over the world. And allegedly, the ball might also create new interesting bonds through reactions on the dance floor. ”

Nuno Maulide is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Vienna. He is member of the ÖAW Young Curia. In 2015 he received a ERC Grant, the highest research grant from the European Union, already for the second time. In addition, Maulide has rendered services as a science broker at the Vienna Children’s University

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