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January 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,418

Venus

Our Hothouse Twin

Ellen Stofan

John and Adrienne Mars Director
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
February 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,419

The World Microbiome Project and Integrated Microbiomics

Understanding Microbial Populations and How They Shape the World

Jack Gilbert

Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California at San Diego
February 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,420 The Presidents' Lecture Sponsored by MWZB

Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Revolutionary Methods for Determining Molecular Structure

Joachim Frank

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Biological Sciences
Columbia University
Co-Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
March 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,421

Brain Models, Brain Chips, Brain Nets

Devising and Implementing Brain Computer Interfaces

Rajesh P. N. Rao

Cherng Jia and Elizabeth Yun Hwang Professor
Director, Neural Systems Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle
March 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,422 Sponsored by PSW Science Member Erica Kane

Robotics

Henrik I. Christensen

Professor of Engineering & Director, Contextual Robotics Institute
University of California at San Diego
April 3, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,423

3 April 2020

April 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,424

Measuring H0 and the Fate of the Universe

Wendy Freedman

Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago
May 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,425

1 May 2020

May 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,426 The 89th Joseph Henry Lecture Sponsored by MWZB

The Event Horizon Telescope

First Ever Images of a Black Hole

Sheperd S. Doeleman

Founding Director, Event Horizon Telescope
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
June 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM Meeting #2,427

5 June 2020