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NSF Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematical and Physical Sciences for 2018-19

About the series


October 15, 2018,  2:00 p.m.,  Room E3410
"Two Metal-Catalyzed Reactions that Changed Organic Chemistry:  The Role of NSF in Work that Led to a Nobel Prize"
 Prof. Richard Schrock  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),  Nobel laureate

November 15, 2018,  2:00 p.m.,  Room E3410
"Does Data Size Matter?   Absolutely, But Maybe Not in Ways You Expect …"
Prof. Xiao-Li Meng  (Harvard University)

December 10, 2018,  2:00 p.m.,  Room E2030
"Exploring New Scientific Avenues with Quantum Light and Materials"
Prof. Theodore Goodson III  (University of Michigan)

January 28, 2019,  2:00 p.m.,  Room E3410
"From the Sun’s Atmosphere to the Galactic Edge: Exploring Exotic Plasmas"
Prof. Gary Zank  (University of Alabama)

March 25, 2019,  2:00 p.m.,  Room E2020
"Cosmic Collisions, Gravitational Waves, and the Promise of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics"
Prof. Vicky Kalogera  (Northwestern University)

April 15, 2019,  2:00 p.m.,  Room E3410
"Life Crystals"
Prof. Pupa Gilbert  (University of Wisconsin)

May 20, 2019,  2:00 p.m.,  Room E2020
"Quantum Chemistry: Present and Future Directions"
Prof. Garnet Chan  (California Institute of Technology)

These lectures will be held at the National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314.  Advance sign-up requests are required for preparation of visitor passes by emailing the contact below.  Guidelines for visiting NSF are at .

  • Also, all our Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences from 2014 through 2017 can be viewed on the web  (please click here).