Lyne Starling Trimble History of Science Public Lectures

Trimble Lecture Series 2023

The Lyne Starling Trimble History of Science Public Lecture Series features prominent science historians and writers who highlight the important roles that science plays in modern society and culture. All lectures are held at the American Center for Physics, College Park, MD, unless noted otherwise.

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 Trimble Lecture Fund aims to support and increase sustainability by further endowing the series at $200,000.


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Upcoming Lectures:

  • Simone Turchetti, University of Manchester
    August 31–September 3, 2023
    (Hybrid: Copenhagen at the 5th Early Career Conference for Historians of Physical Sciences and virtual live stream)
  • Anne Lawrence-Mathers, University of Reading
    September 20, 2023
    (Virtual live stream)
  • Lawrence Principe, John Hopkins University
    October 25, 2023
    (Virtual live stream)
  • Bruce Hunt, University of Texas, Austin 
    November 15, 2023
    (Virtual live stream)
  • Maria Rentetzi, Fiedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
    December 6, 2023
    (Virtual live stream)

Past Lectures:

  • "Reflections on the Founding of the Center for History of Physics"
    Speaker: Gerald Holton, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University