Seminar by Robert Kirshner, Chief Program Officer for Science, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Tuesday, April 24 | 12-1:15 PM
Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Join CMU's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the Mellon College of Science for a Seminar by Robert Kirshner entitled, "From the Accelerating Universe to Accelerating Science."
After 30 years on the astronomy faculty at Harvard, Robert Kirshner is now the Chief Program Officer for Science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto. Kirshner will describe the Moore Foundation and its approach to philanthropy, which includes about $100 million per year for science. He will describe some of the foundation's interests in data science, quantum materials, marine microbiology, and astronomical instruments, including the Thirty Meter Telescope. Kirshner will also sketch the progress of the Moore Inventors' Program to encourage invention at research institutions.
Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. This event is open to the public.