Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Lectures

The Lyne Starling Trimble Lecture Series features prominent science historians and writers who highlight the important roles that science plays in modern society and culture.

Funded by a generous donation from Dr. Virginia Trimble, the lecture series is named after her late father, Dr. L. S. Trimble (1912–1992) who held patents for a number of color-reproduction systems and was an innovative chemist.

Upcoming Lectures:

  • "The Science of Optics; The History of Art"
    Charles M. Falco
    College of Optical Sciences and Department of Physics
    University of Arizona, Tucson

    Thursday, March 26
    A reception will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:30 pm
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    The American Center for Physics
    College Park, MD

Past Lectures:

  • "Tracings: Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine"
    Angela N. H. Creager, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University
    November 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    The American Center for Physics
    College Park, MD
  • David Cassidy reads from his stage play "Farm Hall"
    May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    Reception followed by play
    New Mexico School for the Deaf
    Santa Fe, NM
  • "Niels Bohr: Life Behind Physics"
    January 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    Speaker: Vilhelm Bohr, Grandson of Niels Bohr and Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging
    The American Center for Physics
    College Park, MD
  • "Rutherford's Path to the Nuclear Atom"
    September 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    Speaker: Dr. John Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    The American Center for Physics
    College Park, MD
  • "How the Cold War Changed the Smithsonian's Astrophysical Observatory"
    July 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    Speaker: David DeVorkin, Senior Curator of History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences at the National Air and Space Museum
    The American Center for Physics
    College Park, MD