Carnegie Mellon University
November 06, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Professors to Discuss 2017 Nobel Prizes on Nov. 16

Jocelyn Duffy

The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics are considered by many to be the most prestigious awards available in science. The awards recognize notable discoveries that have profoundly impacted science, and often the world around us. A panel of professors from Carnegie Mellon University will discuss the discoveries that won Nobel Prizes this year.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Sandra Kuhlman will discuss the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm."

Assistant Professor of Computational Biology Min Xu will discuss the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution."

Professor and Head of Physics Scott Dodelson will discuss the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."

The lecture is sponsored by the Mellon College of Science.

WHEN: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16

WHERE: Doherty 2302, on Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus