ACS Sacramento Section 66th Annual Meeting and Steak Barbecue

Co-sponsored by the Chemistry Department of University of the Pacific & the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Research Society

Alex Filippenko

Alex Filippenko

Chemistry Department, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Lecture topic: “Stellar Explosions and New Planets:
Frontier Research at UC’s Lick Observatory”

Presenter: Alex Filippenko
Professor of Astronomy
University of California, Berkeley

About the Speaker: Alex Filippenko, an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, is one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers. He is the recipient of numerous prizes for his scientific research, and he was the only person to have been a member of both teams that revealed the accelerating expansion of the Universe. This discovery was honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics to the teams’ leaders and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics to all team members. Winner of the most prestigious teaching awards at UC Berkeley and voted the “Best Professor” on campus a record 9 times, he was named the National Professor of the Year in 2006. He has produced 5 astronomy video courses with The Great Courses, coauthored an award-winning astronomy textbook, and appears in more than 100 TV documentaries. In 2004 he was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.

9:30 am 10:30 am 12:00 pm
Registration, Coffee, and Conversation American Chemical Society Meeting Annual Steak Barbecue
Inside the Mendocino Avenue Entrance to the Pacific Sciences Classroom Building Announcements and Lecture
CR 170, Lecture Hall,
Classroom Building
Lawn & Patio Area ofClassroom Building

For more information and to register, click here.

Author: ACS Sacramento Section

The Sacramento area has over 900 members of the American Chemical Society in all areas of chemistry.

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