College celebrates opening of expanded Pitzer Center

College of Chemistry faculty at the opening of Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the College of Chemistry celebrated the opening of the newly expanded Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry. This beautiful renovation, as well as the improvements to the original Pitzer Center on the lower level, was made possible by a generous gift from the Pitzer Family Foundation.

The Pitzer Family Foundation has been an outstanding source of support for the College of Chemistry. It has endowed both the Kenneth S. Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry and the Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry, a chair currently held by Martin Head-Gordon. Thanks in part to the Pitzer family’s ongoing philanthropy, the college houses what is arguably the finest theoretical chemistry group in the nation.