Media Advisory 06-026
2006-2007 NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
October 13, 2006
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites media and members of the public to a series of lectures sponsored by the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). The talks will help promote a national discussion of issues that scientists expect to shape their research in the coming years.
All lectures will be held at NSF and visitors must have a pass to gain access. Please contact Josh Chamot, media officer for MPS, at (703) 292-7730, or firstname.lastname@example.org to register to attend.
Where: Room 375
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230 (Ballston Metro stop)
Enter at corner of 9th & Stuart Streets.
For directions, see: http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/
When: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Who: Listing of speakers follows below
Monday, Oct. 16
Recent Progress in Number Theory, Barry Mazur, Harvard University (Note: room change to 1235)
Monday, Nov. 20
Power Sources for Medical Devices: Analysis of Lithium/Silver Vanadium Oxide Cells, Esther Takeuchi, Vice-President, R&D, Wilson Greatbatch Technologies
Monday, Dec. 18
Bringing Hearing to the Deaf: A Physicist’s Technical and Personal Perspective, Ian Shipsey, Purdue University
Monday, Jan. 22
Dark Energy, or Worse: Was Einstein Wrong?, Sean Carroll, Caltech
Monday, Feb. 26
Fossils from the First Supernovae: The Birth of Heavy Elements in a Young Milky Way, Chris Sneden, University of Texas, Austin
Monday, March 19
Future Electronics and Energy Technologies by Harnessing More Than 500 Million Years of Experience, Angela Belcher, MIT
Monday, April 23
Innovation and Energy Security: A Leadership Odyssey, Shirley Ann Jackson, President, RPI
Joshua A. Chamot, NSF, (703) 292-7730, email@example.com
Andrew J. Lovinger, NSF, (703) 292-4933, firstname.lastname@example.org
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