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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Public Lecture Series

This lecture series began in Fall 2016, and is sponsored by the USC Provost and the Vice President for Research.  Each speaker in this series will give an open colloquium, presented at a level approachable by any interested undergraduate students.  

In addition, each distinguished guest will give a public lecture on the USC campus.  These public lectures are designed to engage the broader community of Columbia and South Carolina, and will touch on exciting topics at the forefront of physics and astronomy.  These talks are meant to be accessible to a broad public audience, including not only the USC students, faculty and staff, but also high school students, alumni, friends and neighbors of the University.

All events are free of charge and everyone is invited!

Public Lecture with Nobel laureate Dr. William E. Moerner

Sponsored by the Smart State Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics
The Richard A. Webb Condensed Matter Symposium Series

“What Can We Learn by Watching Single Molecules? The Promise and Challenges of Super Resolution Microscopy”

Friday, March 23, 2018
6:00 pm

W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall
Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101)
1014 Greene Street

Dr. William E. Moerner is the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford University (Stanford, CA). He has been elected as a member to numerous prestigious scientific organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Moerner also serves as a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2014, he was named a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his leadership in and contributions to the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

This public lecture will take place on Friday, March 23 at the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101) at 6:00 pm. The content will be presented at a level accessible to a broad general audience.

This lecture is free of charge and all are welcome to attend! No reservations are required, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope you can join us for this special event!

William E. Moerner Public Lecture Announcement

William E. Moerner Public Lecture Parking Map

William E. Moerner's Website