Carnegie Mellon University
October 15, 2014

Mellon College of Science Professors to Discuss 2014 Nobel Prizes on Oct. 20

By Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982

Event: The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics are considered by many to be the most prestigious award 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's Mellon College of Science will discuss the discoveries that won Nobel Prizes this year.

  • Professor of Biological Sciences Alison Barth will discuss the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain."
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences Marcel Bruchez will discuss the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."
  • Professor of Physics Randall Feenstra will discuss the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources."
The lecture is sponsored by the Mellon College of Science and The Triple Helix.

When: 5-6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20

Where: MCS Lecture Hall, Doherty 2302, on Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus