Special Seminar: Brian Batell, Colleen McClung, and James Conway (PITT)

December 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Title: The Science Behind Nobel Prizes: Resolving Time, Matter, and Gravity





“The Science Behind Nobel Prizes: Resolving Time, Matter, and Gravity”


Thursday, December 14

2 p.m.

Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5




Join Pitt faculty members for an insightful and fun seminar discussing the scientific fields and research recognized by this year’s Nobel Prizes.

Colleen McClung, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine; James Conway, PhD, associate professor of structural biology, School of Medicine; and

Brian Batell, PhD, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

will explore the significance of and shed light on the science recognized by these awards.


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017

Jeffrey C. HallMichael Rosbashand Michael W. Young

“for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”


The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

Jacques DubochetJoachim Frankand Richard Henderson

“for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”




The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

Rainer WeissBarry C. Barishand Kip S. Thorne 
“for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”


Location and Address

Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5