Local organisers for the 11th Eurasia
Conference on Chemical Sciences aren’t
saying why they didn’t invite any speakers
from Israel, which borders Jordan and has
the region’s largest chemical research enterprise.
But one Israeli scientist calls the snub “intentional,” and few, if any, have registered
for the conference. Roald Hoffmann, a chemistry
Nobel laureate at Cornell University
who was among the more than 100 chemists
invited to speak at the meeting, is outraged at
what he views as an encroachment of politics
into science. He’s asked fellow invited speakers
to boycott the meeting unless the organizers
invite Israelis.

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