The Foresight Institute Podcast

Existential Hope Podcast: Lee Cronin | Catalyzing Progress through Chemistry

February 24, 2023 Foresight Institute Season 2 Episode 10
The Foresight Institute Podcast
Existential Hope Podcast: Lee Cronin | Catalyzing Progress through Chemistry
Show Notes

Lee Cronin is a Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, with a passion for science and technology since childhood.

In this thrilling episode of the podcast, we sit down with the brilliant Lee Cronin, an acclaimed scientist, and researcher in the field of chemical synthesis and molecular self-assembly. With his groundbreaking work at the forefront of synthetic chemistry, Lee Cronin offers us an unparalleled glimpse into the world of creating new forms of matter and pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration.

Full transcript, list of resources, and art piece: Lee Cronin | Catalyzing Progress through Chemistry (

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