Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures

The Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public 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. Lyne Starling Trimble (1912–1992) who held patents for a number of color-reproduction systems and was an innovative chemist. The series was first endowed at $100,000 by Dr. Trimble, and the Physics Heritage & Promise campaign aims to support and increase sustainability by further endowing the series at $500,000. You can also subscribe for upcoming lecture notifications.

Upcoming Lectures:

  • “The Greatest Myth in the History of Astronomy”
    Presented by Professor Owen Gingerich
    May 10, 2017
    The American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
  • “Is Seeing Believing? Direct and Indirect Observation in Physics”
    Presented by Professor Allan Franklin
    September 20, 2017
    The American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
  • “Scientific Babel: English, German, and the Fall of Polyglot Natural Science”
    Presented by Professor Michael D. Gordin
    October 18, 2017
    The American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

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