Gagliardi Family Distinguished Seminar Series
Through The Gagliardi Family Distinguished Seminar Series the Chemistry Department has been able to invite prominent scientists to spend a day on our campus, interacting with our faculty and students alike.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other places, and his work has been featured on “Radiolab” and NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Science Friday,” among other shows. His books The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named an Amazon “Top 5” science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was nominated by the Royal Society for one of the top science books of 2010, while both The Violinist’s Thumb and The Dueling Neurosurgeons were nominated for PEN’s literary science writing award.
[from Sam Kean's official website]
Dr. Andreas Andersson
Assoc. Prof. of Oceanography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
"The Effects of Climate Change and Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Biogeochemistry: What Does the Present Tell Us About the Future?"
October 25, 2017
Previous Gagliardi Family Distinguished Seminars
Dr. Lynn Rothschild
Distinguished NASA Astrobiologist
NASA Ames Research Center
Synthetic Biology and the
Dr. Susan Solomon
Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Key Aspects of Climate Change and Getting to a Sustainable Future