Panel Discussion on the 2016 Nobel Prizes

Who: Multiple speakers, CMU
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Doherty Hall 1212

The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics are considered by many to be the most prestigious award available in science. The awards recognize notable discoveries that have profoundly impacted science, and often the world around us. A panel of professors from Carnegie Mellon's Mellon College of Science will discuss the discoveries that won Nobel Prizes this year. 

  • Assistant Professor of Physics Di Xiao will discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter."
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kevin Noonan will discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines."
  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Manoj Puthenveedu will discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi "for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy."

The lecture is sponsored by the Women in Science Club and the Mellon College of Science.