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John Warner green chemist winner of 2014 Perkin Medal

Fall 2017

Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements
John Warner, Ph.D.
Co-Founder of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC
Founder of Beyond Benign, a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education
Winner of the 2014 Perkin Medal

 

John Mather, astrophysicist and Nobel laureateSpring 2017

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
2006 Nobel Prize in Physics

 

Bonnie Bassler Microbiologist Princeton2016

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
2015 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

 

Adam Reiss, astrophysicist and Nobel laureate2015

The Accelerating Universe
Dr. Adam Riess
2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the Johns Hopkins University
Senior member of the Science Staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute

 

Richard Alley, geologist and Nobel laureate2014

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), 2007 Nobel Prize

 

Mario Livio, astrophysicist 2013

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

 

 

Arthur Benjamin Mathemagician2012

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

 

 

Colonel Timothy 'T.J.' Creamer NASA2011

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