09 Oct 2007
'Father' and 'Son' Honored - During the Feynman Prize Luncheon on Tuesday 9 October 2007 in Arlington Virginia at a two-day conference on Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap, it became known that, while the 2007 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Experimental Molecular Nanotechnology went to Fraser, the one in Theoretical Molecular Nanotechnology went to David Leigh (1984–1987), the Forbes Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. David and Fraser will give their award lectures back-to-back on the following day, Wednesday 10 October, in the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City (300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA). During the summer, David also received the Chancellor's Research Award from HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh at a royal dinner in the Palace of Holyroodhouse. David was recognized for making a series of fundamental advances in synthetic molecular machine systems, including a motor-mechanism for artificial nanomachines inspired by James Clerk Maxwell's 140-year old theoretical experiment, 'Maxwell's Demon.' Congratulations David!