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    Kay Malmstrom Lecture in Physics

    Friday, November 4, 2016 at 12:45 p.m.
    Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul

    "Soft Electronics for the Human Body"

    Guest Lecturer: John A. Rogers
    Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
    Director of the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

    Read more about this year's lecture.

    About the Lecture

    The Emma Kay Malmstrom Lecture in Physics was established in 1991 by her husband Carl Malmstrom (Hamline Physics class of 1936) in memory of his wife Emma Kay. Carl Malmstrom has also established a generous fund to support undergraduate research in the Physics Department at Hamline University.

    Each year in November, high school students from Minnesota and surrounding states are invited to the lecture with the hope of stimulating their interest in the study of physics. The evening before the lecture, the Physics department hosts a dinner and lecture for our physics majors and colleagues from other departments, colleges and universities in the metropolitan area.

    The lecture is free and open to the public - please join us to hear this exciting voice from the world of physics!

    In 1991 the new Robbins Science Center was dedicated. The Kay Malmstrom Lectures began in 1992 and have included an eminent group of scholars, writers and scientists.

    Past Lectures


    "More Than Moore: When Electronics Drive off the Roadmap." Dr. Mark A. Reed


    "Relativity, Quantum Physics, and Graphene." Philip Kim


    "When Freezing Cold is Not Cold Enough: New Forms of Matter Close to Absolute Zero Temperature." Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle


    Spring: "Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe." Dr. Nergis Malvalvala


    Fall: "E=mc^2: Opening Windows on the World." Dr. Young-Kee Kim


    "Neutrino Astronomy at the South Pole." Dr. Jordan Goodman


    "Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat" Dr. David Wineland



    "How to Make Atoms Sing and Molecules Dance-Using Fast Light Pulses to Observe and Control Nature" Dr. Margaret Murnane


    "Modern Cosmology & Superstring Theory: Can They Co-Exist?" Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr.



    "Stopping Time" Dr. Eric Mazur


    Malstrom Lecture - 2005 Dr. Ramon Lopez


    "Stone Cold Science" Dr. Eric Cornell. 2001 Nobel Laureate for collaborative work involving Bose-Einstein Condensate.



    "Our Preposterous Universe" Dr. Sean Carroll


    "Sunlight and Ice Crystals in the Skies of Antarctica" Dr. Robert Greenler



    "The Physics of Star Trek" Dr. Lawrence Krauss


    "Almost Absolute Zero: The Story of Laser Cooling and Trapping." Dr. William D. Phillips of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 1997 Nobel Laureate for collaborative work involving the cooling and trapping of atoms with lasers.


    "Space Astronomy in the 21st Century" Dr. John C. Mather. Nasa Goddard Lab for Astronomy and Solar Physics.



    "Voodoo Science" Dr. Robert Park. University of Maryland, author of the controversial weekly commentary, What's New, on science policy issues.


    "Quark-The Big And Small Of It" Dr. Melissa Franklin. Harvard University, The Top Quark.


    "So Many Galaxies... So Little Time" Dr. Margaret Geller Harvard University, Astronomer, recipient the MacArthur Fellowship.


    "The Quark And The Jaguar" Dr. Murray Gell-Mann. 1969 Nobel Laureate for classifying the elementary particles.


    "Science And The Human Condition" Dr. Daniel Kleppner MIT, quantum optics, and experimental atomic physics.


    "Rumors of Perfection: New Ideas About Cosmic Evolution" Timothy Ferris. Science writer and essayist, wrote and narrated the the PBS special "The Creation of the Universe."



    "The Cosmic Quark" Dr. Leon Lederman. 1988 Nobel Laureate for collaborative work that led to development of a new tool for studying the weak nuclear force.


    (Dedication of Robbins Science Building.) Dr. Arno A. Penzias. 1978 Nobel Laureate with Robert K. Wilson for discovering the cosmic background radiation.