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Professor Emeritus Russell Marker was one of Penn State’s most accomplished former faculty members. He came to this campus in 1935 after a brief period with the Ethyl Corporation, where he coined the term “octane number”.  At Penn State he devoted himself to steroid chemistry, and, in the three-year period between 1935 and 1938, published over 50 papers on the subject including a number on a new synthetic technique that is still known as the Marker Degradation.

The lectureship consists of three or four talks, delivered on consecutive days (generally Monday through Thursday), and is part of the Marker Lecture Series, which also includes lectureships in astronomy, the chemical sciences, evolutionary biology, genetic engineering and the mathematical sciences.

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Title Start Date Location Description
Marker Lecture: TBA 30 March 2017 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland
Marker Lecture: New Views of Chemical Bonding under Pressure 08 April 2016 02:30 PM 102 Chemistry Building Russell Hemley, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Marker Lecture: Transformations of Hydrogen at High Pressures 07 April 2016 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Russell Hemley, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Marker Lecture: New World of Materials in Extreme Environments 06 April 2016 08:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Russell Hemley, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Marker: Science at the Timescale of the Electron: Tabletop X-ray Lasers and Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 09 October 2014 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Henry C. Kapteyn, JILA and The University of Colorado
Marker: Tabletop X-Ray Lasers: From Star Wars to Nanotechnology 08 October 2014 08:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Margaret Murnane, and Henry C. Kapteyn, JILA and the University of Colorado
Marker: Coherent EUV and soft X-ray beams from tabletop lasers and Applications in nanometrology 07 October 2014 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory Margaret M. Murnane, JILA and The University of Colorado
Marker Lecture: Ultrafast quantum control of single electron orbital and spin dynamics in diamond 28 March 2014 11:00 AM 320 Whitmore Laboratory David Awschalom, University of Chicago
Colloquium: Beyond Electronics: Abandoning Perfection for Quantum Technologies 27 March 2014 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory David Awschalom, University of Chicago
Marker Public Lecture: Engaging Diamonds in the Quantum Age 26 March 2014 08:00 PM 100 Life Sciences Building David Awschalom, University of Chicago
The Ubiquitous SQUID: Then and Now 21 February 2013 04:00 PM 339 Davey Marker Lecture by Professor John Clarke (University of California, Berkeley)
Superconductivity: From Trains to Brains 20 February 2013 08:00 PM 119 Osmond Marker Lecture by Professor John Clarke (University of California, Berkeley)
Magnetic Flux 1/f Noise: A 30-Year Saga 19 February 2013 03:30 PM 339 Davey Marker Lecture by Professor John Clarke (University of California, Berkeley)
Discussion with the STEM Teaching Group 13 April 2012 11:45 AM 320 Whitmore Marker Lecture by Helen Quinn from Stanford University
A Framework for K-12 Science Education and its Messages for College Level Science. 12 April 2012 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Marker Lecture by Helen Quinn from Stanford University
Roaming Planets, Falling Apples, Bending Light Rays,Whirling Galaxies, Gravity Puzzles: What They Taught Us About the Universe and What They Teach Us About How Science Proceeds 11 April 2012 08:00 PM 119 Osmond Marker Lecture by Helen Quinn from Stanford University
TBA 16 March 2012 11:00 AM 339 Davey Marker Lecture by Debbie Jin, David Weiss, and Nathan Gemelke
Ultracold Polar Molecules 15 March 2012 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Marker Lecture by Debbie Jin from University of Colorado, Boulder
Fun with Ultracold Atoms 14 March 2012 08:00 PM 119 Osmond Marker Lecture by Debbie Jin from University of Colorado, Boulder
Quantum Spin Liquid: From Drought to Deluge 30 April 2009 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Marker Lecture by Patrick Lee (MIT)