James M. Tour is an American synthetic organic chemist, specializing in nanotechnology. Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States.
Tour was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2015. He was named among “The 50 most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org in 2014. Tour was named “Scientist of the Year” by R&D Magazine in 2013. Tour won the ACS Nano Lectureship Award from the American Chemical Society in 2012. Tour was ranked one of the top 10 chemists in the world over the past decade by Thomson Reuters in 2009. That year, he was also made a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Other notable awards won by Tour include the 2008 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, the NASA Space Act Award in 2008 for his development of carbon nanotube reinforced elastomers, the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his achievements in organic chemistry in 2007, the Small Times magazine’s Innovator of the Year Award in 2006, the Southern Chemist of the Year Award from ACS in 2005, the Honda Innovation Award for Nanocars in 2005, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1990, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1989.
In 2005, Tour’s journal article “Directional Control in Thermally Driven Single-Molecule Nanocars” was ranked the Most Accessed Journal Article by the American Chemical Society. Tour has twice won the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching at Rice University in 2007 and 2012.
Enjoy the greatest Jewish discovery he made.
James Tour: The Mystery of the Origin of Life
Taped at the 2019 Dallas Science and Faith Conference at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas sponsored by Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. UPDATE: This lecture has obviously hit a nerve.
Last monday morning I got up early and drove to France. I parked my car at a free parking lot in Châlons-en-Champagne. This is the city where I stopped my last hike in January.
This episode I walked from monday to friday and covered a distance of about 100 km to a city called Bar-sur-Aube. On thursday I took a day off in Brienne-le-Château and used my time to visit a museum and study the life of Napoléon Bonaparte.
Last saturday I travelled back to Châlons-en-Champagne by train to get my car and then drove back to The Netherlands. Enjoy the route and the pictures I made of this trip.
Click here if you want to have a look at the previous 8 episodes and my preparations for this pilgrimage.
If you’re afraid of looking foolish as a Christian, this true story not only will fascinate, delight, and encourage you, it will help you to see God’s hand in your life and bring your own fears into perspective.
All the best!
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“What an appealing story! Banana Man will show how you can bear sweet and lasting fruit in this often hostile world.” — David and Jason Benham
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