"[The scientist and the artist] live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it; both always, as to the measure of their creation, have had to do with the harmonization of what is new with what is familiar, with the balance between novelty and synthesis, with the struggle to make partial order in total chaos." 

 – J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

To the field of synthetic chemistry belongs an array of responsibilities which are crucial for the future of mankind, not only with regard to the health and needs of our society, but also for the attainment of a deep understanding of matter, chemical change, and life.

– Elias J. Corey

The Smith

Laboratory

Complex Molecule Synthesis and Reaction Invention

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