The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will offer a Nobel Laureates Lecture Series to highlight Nobel Prize winners from 2022. During this series, which will be held in May and June, leading experts in related fields will present an overview of the Nobel Laureate, their research, the significance of the research and why they were ultimately awarded a Nobel Prize.
Each lecture costs $5 for Siegal Lifelong Learning Program members and $10 for non-members.
Each lecture will be held in the Landmark Centre Building (25700 Science Park Dr., Beachwood).
Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and the S. Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology, will discuss Swedish scientist Svante Paabo, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discoveries in human evolution. Paabo’s research compares the genome of modern humans and our closest extinct relatives.
“Physics: Quantum Information Science”
Thursday, June 1 11 a.m. from 12:30 p.m. Harsh Mathur, professor in the Department of Physics, will discuss Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger, who were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work on quantum information science. Their research provides the foundations for many practical applications of science.
“Chemistry: Snapping Molecules Together”
Friday, June 2
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Divita Mathur, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, will discuss Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless, who were awarded the Nobel Prize for developing a way of “snapping molecules together.” They found an ingenious and environmentally cleaner way to build molecules that the Nobel panel said is “already benefiting humankind greatly.”