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The Marker Lectures were established in 1984 through a gift from Russell Earl Marker, professor emeritus of chemistry at Penn State, whose pioneering synthetic methods revolutionized the steroid-hormone industry and opened the door to the current era of hormone therapies, including the birth-control pill. The Marker endowment allows the Penn State Eberly College of Science to present annual Marker Lectures in astronomy and astrophysics, the chemical sciences, evolutionary biology, genetic engineering, the mathematical sciences, and physics. More information about Russell Marker and his research is available here.

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie to Present Marker Lecture in Genetic Engineering on 9 and 10 April 2014 09 April 2014 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Date: 09 April 2014
Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on 9 and 10 April 2014 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences Scheduled for 26, 27, and 28 March 2014 26 March 2014 from 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 26 March 2014
David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on 26, 27, and 28 March 2014 on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science. The series includes a lecture intended for a general audience, titled "Engaging Diamonds in the Quantum Age," at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 March, in 100 Life Sciences Building, with light refreshments following the talk
Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences Scheduled for 19, 20, and 21 February 2013 20 February 2013 from 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM 119 Osmond Laboratory,
Date: 20 February 2013
John Clarke, a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on 19, 20, and 21 February 2013, on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
CANCELED: Jonathan Losos to Present Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology on 29 and 30 October 2012 from 29 October 2012 05:00 PM to 30 October 2012 05:30 PM 100 Huck Life Sciences Building,
Start Date: 29 October 2012  / End Date: 30 October 2012
PLEASE NOTE: The Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology, originally scheduled for 29 and 30 October, have been canceled. This web page will be updated when the lectures have been rescheduled.
Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences Scheduled for 1, 2, 3, and 4 October 2012 from 01 October 2012 08:00 PM to 04 October 2012 06:00 PM 114 McAllister Building,
Start Date: 01 October 2012  / End Date: 04 October 2012
Enrico Bombieri, Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences on 1, 2, 3, and 4 October 2012, at Penn State University on the University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for 12 and 13 April 2012 12 April 2012 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium),
Date: 12 April 2012
Steven Henikoff, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an affiliate professor of genome science at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on 12 and 13 April 2012 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Helen Quinn to Present Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on 11, 12, and 13 April, 2012 11 April 2012 from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM 119 Osmond Laboratory,
Date: 11 April 2012
Helen Quinn, a professor emerita in the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on 11, 12, and 13 April, 2012, at the Penn State University Park Campus.
Neil Gehrels to Present Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 21 and 22 March 2012 21 March 2012 from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM 102 Thomas Building,
Date: 21 March 2012
Neil Gehrels, an adjunct professor of astronomy and astrophysics at both the University of Maryland and at Penn State University, and chief of the Astroparticle Physics Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 21 and 22 March, 2012, at the Penn State University Park Campus.
Deborah Jin to Present Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on March 14, 15, and 16, 2012 14 March 2012 from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Date: 14 March 2012
Deborah Jin, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Colorado, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on March 14, 15, and 16, 2012, at the Penn State University Park Campus. The lecture series includes a presentation intended for a general audience, "Fun with Ultracold Atoms," which will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 March, in 119 Osmond Laboratory with light refreshments following the talk. In the lecture, Jin will describe the superconductivity and quantum behavior of gases with temperatures near absolute zero. In addition, Jin will give two specialized lectures on 15 and 16 March. The Marker Lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Nobel Laureate to Give Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology on 26 and 27 September 2011 26 September 2011 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 26 September 2011
Jack Szostak, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a professor of genetics at the Harvard University Medical School, the Alex Rich Distinguished Investigator in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology on 26 and 27 September 2011 at the Penn State University Park campus.
Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences Scheduled for 29 August to 1 September 2011 29 August 2011 from 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 29 August 2011
Manjul Bhargava, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences from 29 August to 1 September, 2011, on the Penn State University Park campus. The lecture series includes a presentation intended for a general audience, "Sums of Squares and the 290-Theorem," which will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, 29 August.
Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology Scheduled for 14 and 15 March 2011 from 14 March 2011 05:00 PM to 15 March 2011 05:00 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Start Date: 14 March 2011  / End Date: 15 March 2011
Clifford Tabin, a professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and also the chairman of the department, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology on 14 and 15 March 2011 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science. The series includes a lecture intended for a general audience titled "Revisiting Evolutionary Examples Used by Darwin: New Insights in the Varied Beaks of Darwin's Finches and Regressive Evolution in Cave Fish" at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14 March. Tabin also will give a more specialized lecture titled "Evolution and Development of Gut and Limb Pattern" at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 March. Both lectures will take place in the Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building.
Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences Scheduled for 7, 8, 9, and 10 February from 07 February 2011 08:00 PM to 10 February 2011 05:00 PM 114 McAllister Building,
Start Date: 07 February 2011  / End Date: 10 February 2011
Piotr Chrusciel, a professor of gravitational physics at the University of Vienna in Austria, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences on 7, 8, 9, and 10 February 2011 at the University Park campus of Penn State University. The lecture series includes a presentation intended for a general audience, "General Relativity: Mathematics and Experiment," which will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, 7 February, in 114 McAllister Building. Chrusciel also will give three specialized lectures: "Black Holes" at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 February; "Cauchy Problems for the Einstein Equations" at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February; and "The Cauchy Problem on a Light-Cone" at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 10 February. The Marker Lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Marvin Cohen to Present Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on 6 and 7 October 2010 06 October 2010 from 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory,
Date: 06 October 2010
Marvin Cohen, a Professor of Physics and University Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on 6 and 7 October 2010 at the Penn State University Park Campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science and will take place in 117 Osmond Laboratory.
Steven L. McKnight to Present Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on 22 and 23 September 2010 22 September 2010 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 22 September 2010
Steven L. McKnight, Distinguished Chair in Basic Biomedical Research and the Sam G. Winstead and F. Andrew Bell Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on 22 and 23 September 2010 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science and will take place in the Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building.
2010 Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences from 19 April 2010 08:00 PM to 22 April 2010 06:00 PM 114 McAllister Building,
Start Date: 19 April 2010  / End Date: 22 April 2010
Franco Brezzi, a professor of mathematical analysis at the Institute of Higher Studies in Italy, the Director of the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computer Technologies of the Italian National Research Council, and the president of the Italian Mathematical Union, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Mathematical Sciences from 19 to 22 April 2010 on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for 16 and 17 March 2010
03 March 2010Mina J. Bissell, a distinguished scientist in the Life Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of comparative biochemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on 16 and 17 March 2010 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Marker Lectures in the Chemical Sciences Scheduled for 3, 4, and 5 February 2010
27 January 2010Ben L. Feringa, director of the Stratingh Institute for Chemistry and the Center for Systems Chemistry at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Chemical Sciences on 3, 4, and 5 February 2010 at the Penn State University Park campus.
Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology Scheduled for 5 and 6 October 2009
29 September 2009  
Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences to be Held from 29 April to 1 May 2009
17 April 2009  

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