Newest Series of Lectures

Nov. 7, 2000

The UA, by coincidence, will feature its newest lecture series in science and its first endowed lecture series on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Both events are free and open to the public.

One of this year's Nobel laureates will give the first lecture in the Optical Valley Lecture Series. A popular lecturer in astronomy will give the Annie Riecker Foundation Lecture, the first endowment at the UA for lectureships of any kind, initiated in 1953. See details below.

Optics Valley lecturer Alan J. Heeger, University of California Santa Barbara, 2000 Nobel in chemistry will present "Twenty-Five Years of Conducting Polymers: From Discovery to Commercial Products" on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Koffler Bulding, Room 204.

Heeger's talk is being sponsored by the UA College of Science and departments of chemistry, physics, astronomy, the applied mathematics program, the College of Engineering and Mines and the Optical Sciences Center

Contact Jean-Luc Bredas at 626-6561 or e-mail for more information on the Optics Valley lecture.

Robert P. Kirshner, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, will present "A Runaway Universe? Supernovae and Cosmic Expansion," at the Annie W. Riecker Foundation Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Steward Observatory Lecture Hall, Room N210.

Kirshner's lecture is being sponsored by the UA Office of the Vice President for Research, the astronomy department, the Optical Sciences Center and the planetary sciences department.

For more information on the Annie W. Ricer Foundation Lecture, contact Sharon Jones, 621-6082 or e-mail


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