Fall 2015 Lecture Series

*Tentative Titles
Fall 2015
2015-2016 Annual Sponsors: The Policy Studies Organization and The American Public University
Date Description
September 11, 2015


Meteorites from Mars*
The Origin of the Solar System

Mark H. Thiemens

Dean, Division of Physical Sciences
Chancellors Associates Chair & Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

September 25, 2015

Over the Rainbow*

Other Worlds Seen by Animals

Charles W. Clark

NIST and U. Maryland
NIST Fellow
Co-Director, Joint Quantum Institute

October 9, 2015

Author: Sailing the Wine Dark Seas*
International Trade and the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Eric H. Cline

George Washington University
Professor, Classics and Anthropology
Director, Capitol Archaeological Institute
Co-Director, The Megiddo Expedition and the Tel Kabri Project

October 23, 2015

Evolutionary Ecology of Plants and Forests*
Evolution, Plants, Forests & Biodiversity

W. John Kress

Smithsonian Institution
Interim Under Secretary for Science
Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany, NMNH
November 6, 2015

Microbiomes and Microbiomics*

Jo Handelsman

OSTP/OEP and Yale University
Principal Assistant Director for Science
HHMI Investigator and Rose Professor of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
November 20, 2015


December 4, 2015

Health Equity Statistics*

Michael Marmot

University College London
Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health
Director, Institute of Health Equity

January 8, 2016

Quantum Information*

William Phillips

Recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
Leader, Laser Cooling and Trapping Group
Quantum Measurement Division

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