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J. Michael Kosterlitz2017 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

J. Michael Kosterlitz, D.Phil.
Brown University
2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics

View Public Lecture:  "Topological Defects and Phase Transitions"
View Physics Seminar:  "Topological Defects and Phase Transitions"


Shuji Nakamura2016 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D.
University of California Santa Barbara
2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics

View Public Lecture:  "The Invention of High Efficient Blue LEDs and Future Lighting"

View Physics Seminar:  "Development of InGaN/GaN Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Laser Diodes for Energy Efficient Lighting and Displays"


David Gross2015 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

David J. Gross, Ph.D.
University of California Santa Barbara
2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics

View Public Lecture:  "The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics"
View Physics Seminar:  "The Enduring Legacy of Albert Einstein"


Adam Riess2014 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Adam G. Riess, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Supernovae Reveal an Accelerating Universe"


2013 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

David J. Wineland, Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic: "Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger's Cat"


John Mather2012 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

John C. Mather, Ph.D.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic: "History of the Universe from the Beginning to End"


2011 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Theodor W. Hänsch, Ph.D.
Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
2005 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Passion for Precision"


Anthony Leggett2010 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Anthony J. Leggett, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Why Can't Time Run Backwards?"


Riccardo Giacconi2009 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Riccardo Giacconi, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "A New Revolution in Astronomy 400 Years after Galileo"


Frank Wilczek2008 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Frank Wilczek, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "The Universe is a Strange Place"


Eric Cornell2007 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Eric A. Cornell, Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Stone Cold Science:  Bose-Einstein Condensation and the Weird World of Physics a Millionth of a Degree from Absolute Zero"


Wolfgang Ketterle2006 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Wolfgang Ketterle, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Bose-Einstein Condensates - The Coldest Matter in the Universe"


Horst Stormer2005 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Horst L. Störmer, Ph.D.
Columbia University
1998 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Small Wonders:  The World of Nano Science"


Joseph Taylor2004 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Joseph H. Taylor Jr., Ph.D. 
Princeton University
1993 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity"


Robert Richardson2003 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Robert C. Richardson, Ph.D. (1937-2013)
Cornell University
1996 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "The Science Plans for the International Space Station"


Douglas Osheroff2002 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Douglas D. Osheroff, Ph.D.
Stanford University
1996 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Discovery in Physics"


Steven Chu2001 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Steven Chu, Ph.D.
Stanford University
1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Holding on to Atoms and Bio-molecules with Laser Light"


William Phillips2000 Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

William D. Phillips, Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics

Topic:  "Almost Absolute Zero:  The Story of Laser Cooling"