2014 Public Lecture Series

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January 17th:   “Laws of the Heavens, Laws of Earth: how natural philosophy evolved into modern scientific methods”
    Dan Handley
    Dan Handley Science Media, LLC
     
February 21st:   “Confirmed Truths and Remaining Mysteries Regarding the Origin of the Universe”
    Lloyd Knox
    Department of Physics, University of California, Davis
     
March 21st:   “The Higgs Boson: a story of broken marriages”
    Ayres Freitas
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
     
April 18th:   "How Do You Discover a Fundamental Particle?"
    Jim Mueller
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
     
May 16th:   “Exploring the Cosmos with Exploding Stars”
    Michael Wood-Vasey
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
     
June 20th:   “Dark Matter Problems in Astronomy”
    Matt Walker
    Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
     
July 18th:   “Mapping the Stars, Past and Future”  
    Arthur Kosowsky
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
     
August 15th:   “Thoughts on SETI: some roads less traveled”
    John Stein
    Geneva College, Chemistry, Math and Physics Department
     
September 19th:   “Mapping the High Redshift Universe using the Lyman-alpha Forest” 
    Jessi Cisewski
    Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
     
October 17th:   “Simulating the Universe”
    Tiziana Di Matteo
    Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
     
November 21st:   “The Hydrogen Sky: probing the Universe through the 21-cm signal” 
    Tabitha Voytek
    Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
     
     
     

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Allegheny Observatory
159 Riverview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

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