February 14, 2006

"The Chemistry of Chocolate"

An informal discussion with

 Howard M. Peters
Director-At-Large, American Chemical Society
Partner, Peters, Verny, Jones, Schmitt & Aston, L.L.P. 
Sally Peters
Councilor, American Chemical Society,
Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Tuesday February 14, 2006
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Come, with your date or not, and have your Valentine's Day chocolate at the Café Sci.  Chemists Howard and Sally Peters will educate us on the chemical virtues of the "food of the gods" and lead a product tasting. After a first career as a research chemist for nine years at SRI in Menlo Park, Dr. Peters became a patent attorney with Syntex Corporation (now Roche), specializing in pharmaceuticals, processes, polymers, and contact lens technology. He is a founding partner of Peters, Verny, Jones & Biksa, LLP and Peters, Verny, Jones & Schmitt, LLP.  He currently has prime responsibility for a number of clients including the U.S. Department of Energy, SRI International, and the University of California. IN 2004 he was elected Director at Large of the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific society in the world, with 160,000 members. He holds seven U.S. patents and is author or co-author of over 30 scientific and legal publications and presentations.