Dr. Peter Comba, Professor in, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing IWR at Heidelberg University delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “Curiosity-driven fundamental science, innovation and transfer – Examples from metal ion-based chemistry” at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on 8th April 2024.



In his lecture Dr. Comba said, “The cultural mission of fundamental science is that it contributes significantly to the creation of knowledge. The progress of knowledge and innovation are of importance for the competition in and between communities: Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry” (Linus Pauling, 1984)”. “Due to the essential social role of knowledge and innovation, science communication and knowledge transfer are of increasing importance. We will discuss curiosity-driven discoveries of fundamental interest for the community of metal ion chemists and reveal, where knowledge transfer has led to innovation of potential interest for society”, he added.



Prof. B J Rao, Vice Chancellor of UoH presided over the lecture and said that both Heidelberg University and University of Hyderabad must collaborate in areas of mutual interest.