Natural and Applied Sciences


Past Grand Seminars


The History of the Universe from Beginning to the End: Where Did We Come From, Where Can We Go?” 
Dr. John Mather
Senior Astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to Cell Communication in Bacteria
Dr. Bonnie Bassler
Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the department of molecular biology at Princeton University


The Accelerating Universe
Dr. Adam Riess
Nobel Prize Winner
Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the Johns Hopkins University
Senior member of the Science Staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute


Jobs and Security, Pikas and Penguins:  The Big Surprisingly Optimistic Story on Energy
and the Environment
Dr. Richard Alley
Earth Scientist, Professor, and Contributor to the United Nations Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


The Greatest Scientific Achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope
Dr. Mario Livio


The Art of Mental Calculation
Arthur Benjamin, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics and Mathemagician


From Loyola to Outer Space
Colonel Timothy "T.J." Creamer, ’82
Flight Engineer and NASA Science Officer on International Space Station Expedition 22/23