Buhl Lectures-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

The Buhl Professorship and the Buhl Lecture Series

Mr Buhl
Mr. Buhl

The Buhl Chair in Theoretical Physics was established at Carnegie Mellon by the Buhl Foundation in 1961.  The chair was to be filled by an outstanding theoretical scientist who would both impact theoretical research and help establish directions for experimental investigations.  Richard Cutkosky was the first Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics.  Professor Cutkosky died in 1993 after a long and illustrious career at CMU.  The holder of the Buhl Chair since 1995 is Fred Gilman.

Each year the Buhl Professor invites an internationally recognized scientist to give a public lecture on a topic of current interest in Physics.  The lectures are geared towards a broad audience.  Some past speakers in the Buhl Lecture Series are listed below.

Gilman
Prof. Fred Gilman
2014
2014

Carlos Bustamante
University of California, Berkeley

Biochemistry and Biophysics One Molecule at a Time: When Less is More
2013
2013

Norbert Holtkamp
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Particle Accelerators: Tools for a Better Life, Ships of Discovery, Technologies for the Future
2012
2012

Daniel Eisenstein
Harvard University

Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound
2011
2011

Scott Aaronson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable
2010
2010

William M. Gelbart
University of California, Los Angeles

Viruses "From Scratch"
2009
2009

Edward "Rocky" Kolb
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Mysteries of the Dark Universe
2008
2008

Joel Primack
University of California, Santa Cruz

A Brief History of Dark Matter
2007
2007

David Gross
University of California, Santa Barbara

The Future of Physics
2006
2006

Keith Hodgson
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Brighter than a Quadrillion Suns:  Photon Science in the 21st century
2005
2005

Hitoshi Muriyama
University of California, Berkeley

E=mc2
2004
2004

Michael S. Turner
University of Chicago

The Dark Side of the Universe--Beyond stars and the starstuff we are made of
2003
2003

Steven Chu
Stanford University

Single Molecule Biology: It's more than just showing off
2002
2002

Saul Perlmutter
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Supernovae, dark energy and the accelerating universe
2001
2001

Jonathan Dorfan
Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory

Matter Versus Anti-matter in the Universe and in the Laboratory
2000
2000

Barry Barish
California Institute of Technology

Einstein's Unfinished Symphony: "Listening" for gravitational waves
1999
1999

Nathan Seiberg
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

The Pursuit of Unification: Fulfilling Einstein's dream
1998
1998

T.D. Lee
Columbia University

Symmetries and Asymmetries
1997
1997

Edward "Rocky" Kolb
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

From the Primordial Soup to Pittsburgh
1996
1996

John N. Bahcall
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Recent Discoveries with the Hubble Space Telescope