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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
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)
Unconventional Superconductors and Magnets 29 April 2009 08:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Marker Lecture by Patrick Lee (MIT)
From Micro- to Nanelectronics 06 March 2008 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Marker Lecture by Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)
How Long is One Meter? From Ancient Length Units to Modern Concepts in Metrology 05 March 2008 04:00 PM Ballroom AB, Nittany Lion Inn Marker Lecture by Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)
News From Quantum Hall Physics 04 March 2008 03:30 PM S5 Osmond Laboratory Marker Lecture by Klaus von Klitzing (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)
New Forms of Quantum Matter Near Absolute Zero Temperature 05 April 2007 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Colloquium by Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT)
Bose-Einstein Condensates: The Coldest Matter in the Universe 04 April 2007 08:00 PM 112 Forest Resources Building Marker Lecture by Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT)
From Little Bangs to the Big Bang 21 March 2006 08:00 PM Ballroom C, Nittany Lion Inn Marker Lecture by John Ellis (CERN)
Department of Mathematics - On the Combinatorial Topology of the Mathematical Models of Physical Space-Time 11 April 2005 08:00 PM 109 Osmond Laboratory Marker Lecture by Dennis Sullivan (Einstein Chair)
Physics at the Breakfast Table 30 March 2005 08:00 PM 101 Thomas Building Marker Lecture by Sidney Nagel (University of Chicago)
The World's Numerical Recipe 13 April 2004 08:00 PM 101 Osmond Laboratory Marker Lecture by Frank Wilczek (MIT)
Exotic Superfluidities 12 April 2004 01:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory Marker Lecture by Frank Wilczek (MIT)
RVB, Plain Vanilla Version 27 March 2003 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory Colloquium by Professor P.W. Anderson (Princeton University)