Volume 87 Issue 9 | pp. 50-51 | Awards
Issue Date: March 2, 2009

Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
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Chemistry fans who read about David A. King’s career in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia or his Cambridge University faculty Web page will learn about his accomplishments in science policy and efforts to engage the public in science.

King served as the U.K. government’s chief scientific adviser and head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to December 2007. In 2008, he coauthored a book titled “The Hot Topic,” which was . . .

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