Special Seminar

The Science Behind the 2017 Nobel Prizes: Resolving Time, Matter, and Gravity



Date
December 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Colleen McClung, PhD; James Conway, PhD; Brian Batell, PhD
Location
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5
Description

Join Pitt faculty members for an insightful and fun seminar discussing the scientific fields and research recognized by this year’s Nobel Prizes.

Colleen McClung, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine; James Conway, PhD, associate professor of structural biology, School of Medicine; and Brian Batell, PhD, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will explore the significance of and shed light on the science recognized by these awards.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”