Watkins Visiting Professors

See below for upcoming and past Watkins speakers.

Spring 2021:

Watkins Visiting Professor Carlo Rovelli

Dr. Carlo Rovelli, Aix-Marseille University, France

Making Sense of the Quantum: Do Things Exist by Themselves?
     April 27, 2021, at 12 PM CDT (Public Talk)

Black Holes and Quantum Theory: Can a Black Hole Become White?
     April 28, 2021, at 2 PM CDT  (Science Talk)

Both talks are free and open to the public. They will be hosted via Zoom: the meeting id is 94420060756 with passcode 128.

Past Speakers:

2019

Patrick Holland, Yale University (Mar. 18-19)

2018

Joshua Wand, University of Pennsylvania School fo Medicine (Apr. 10-11)

Stan Brodsky, Stanford University (Nov. 13-14)

2017

Ellen T. Matloff, My Gene Counsel (Mar. 6-7)

Donna Nelson, University of Oklahoma (Mar. 16-17)

Martin Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Oct. 31-Nov. 1)

2016

Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists Climate and Energy Program (Apr. 27-28)

Vicki Childers, National Geodetic Survey Observation and Analysis Division (Apr. 27-29)

Richard Gustafson, LIGO Hanford Observatory (May 3-4)

Brian Kuhlman, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Nov. 9-10)

Steve Dye, Hawaii Pacific University (Nov. 15-16)

2015

Les Johnson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Apr. 22-23)

Neil L. Kelleher, Northwestern University (Nov. 9-10)

2014

Steve Padgette, Monsanto Company (Oct. 28-29)

2013

Michael Hendry, Centers for Disease Control Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (Mar. 25-26)

Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign (Nov. 4-5)

2012

Kathryn Levin, James Franck Institute of the University of Chicago (Mar. 6-7)

Andrew H. Knoll, Harvard University Botanical Museum (Mar. 30-31)

Rong Li, Stowers Institute for Medical Reearch and the University of Kansas School of Medicine (Nov. 6-7)

2011

Andrea Gore, University of Texas at Austin (Sept. 26-27)

David A. Tirrell, California Institute of Technology (Nov. 7-8)

2010

David L. Vesely, James A. Haley VA Hospital (Sept. 20-21)

James W. Cronin, University of Chicago and the Pierre Auger Observatory (Oct. 6-7)

Michael Graetzel, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (Oct. 28)

2009

Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Penn State University (Feb. 26-27)

Warren E. Pickett, University of California - Davis (Apr. 27-28)

Ray Callaway, University of Montana (Sept. 21-22)

Roland Winston, University of California - Merced (Oct. 7-8)

Mark Johnson, Yale University (Oct. 29-30)

Lisa Morgan, U.S. Geological Survey (Dec. 2-3)

2008

Lou Guillette, University of Florida (Feb. 6-8)

Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Mar. 4-5)

Don Lamb, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Sept. 11-15)

David Toft, Mayo Clinic (Oct. 29-30)

Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University (Nov. 11-12)

2007

Massimo Pigliucci, SUNY - Stony Brook (Feb. 26-27)

Devens Gust, Arizona State University (Mar. 6-7)

Randy Olson, Filmmaker (May 7)

Naida Loskutoff, Henry Doorly Zoo Center for Conservationa and Research (Oct. 16-17)

Ken Raymond, University of California - Berkeley (Oct. 30-31)

2006

William Wooters, Williams College (Mar. 9-10)

2005

Suzanne Walker, Harvard University (Apr. 20-21)

Betty Eipper, University of Connecticut Health Center (Oct. 12-13)

Rick Karban, University of California - Davis (Nov. 2-3)

2004

Maria Spiropulu, University of Chicago (Jan. 26-27)

Clyde C. Snow, University of Oklahoma (Apr. 28-29)

Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie University (Sept. 20-21)

2003

John Horner, Museum of the Rockies (Feb. 3-4)

Davy Kirkpatrick, California Institute of Technology (Mar. 10-11)

Ricki Lewis, Author (Oct. 14-15)

Mark Wightman, University of North Carolina (Oct. 22-23)

2002

Judith Totman Parrish, University of Arizona - Tucson (Feb. 4-6)

Arthur Epstein, Ohio State University (Mar. 4-5)

Nancy and Jerry Jaax, Kansas State University (Apr. 11-12)

Stuart Sealfon, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Oct. 7)

Gary Brudvig, Yale University (Oct. 8-9)

2001

Mario Capecchi, University of Utah School of Medicine (Feb. 11-13)

Pat Higgins, University of Alabama (Mar. 29-30)

Ahmed H. Zewail, California Institute of Technology (Sept. 26)

Niles Eldrege, American Museum of Natural History (Oct. 8-11)

Michael Gross, Washington University Center for Biomedical and Bioorganic Mass Spectrometry (Oct. 23-26)

Alan Feduccia, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Oct. 31-Nov. 1)

George Gokel, Washington University School of Medicine (Nov. 27-30)

2000

Richard Holm, Harvard University (Mar. 1)

Robert Dorit, Yale University (Mar. 2-3)

Sheila Tobias, Author (Apr. 6)

Roger Giese, Northwestern University (Oct. 23)

Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology (Nov. 6-7)

1999

William Rathje, University of Arizona - Tucson(Mar. 15)

Inder Verma, Salk Institute (Apr. 21-22)

Robert Ballard, Institute for Exploration (Sept. 28)

Colleen Cavanaugh, Harvard University (Oct. 13-14)

Peter Glynn, University of Miami (Nov. 8-11)

1998

Robert M. Bigsby, Indiana University School of Medicine (Mar. 20-21)

Theo Colborn, World Wildlife Fund (Mar. 20-21)

Robert J. Kavlock, National Health & Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (Mar. 20-21)

Dolores Lamb, Baylor College of Medicine (Mar. 20-21)

Daniel M. Sheehan, National Center for Toxicological Research (Mar. 20-21)

Ana M. Soto, Tufts University School of Medicine (Mar. 20-21)

Frederick S. vom Saal, University of Missouri (Mar. 20-21)

H. Leon Bradlow, Rockefeller University (Mar. 29)

Robert Bigsby, Indiana University School of Medicine (Apr. 20)

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society (Sept. 22)

Gerald Babcock, Michigan State University (Nov. 5)

James Norris, Jr., University of Chicago (Nov. 5)

Rienk van Grondelle, Vrije Universiteit - Amsterdam (Nov. 5)

1997

Fred MacKenzie, University of Hawaii (Mar. 1)

Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University (Mar. 11-13)

Robert Berner, Yale University (Apr. 16-17)

Daniel B. Botkin, George Mason University (Apr. 28-29)

Julius Rebek, Jr., Scripps Research Institute (Nov. 3-4)

Robert Ginsburg, University of Miami (Dec. 2-3)

1996

Luther Williams, National Science Foundation (Feb. 1)

Keith Solomon, University of Guelph (Feb. 20-21)

Leroy Hood, University of Washington (Mar. 5-6)

Arnold Arons, University of Washington (Apr. 1-2)

Sheila Tobias, Author (Apr. 1)

1995

James F. Crow, University of Wisconsin (Jan. 31-Feb. 1)

William R. Hendee, Medical College of Wisconsin (Mar. 6-8)

William Lipscomb, Jr., Harvard University (Apr. 3-5)

Eric Olson, University of Texas (Apr. 1)

Yvonne C. Martin, Abbott Laboratories (Apr. 1)

George McClendon, Princeton University (Oct. 1)

1994

Leland Chung, Anderson Cancer Center (Apr. 16)

Randy Eisensmith, Baylor College of Medicine (Apr. 16)

Jack Gorski, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Apr. 16)

Steve Hanks, Vanderbuilt University (Apr. 16)

Jonathan Li, University of Kansas Medical Center (Apr. 16)

John McLachlan, Tulane University (Apr. 16)

Robert Bakker, University of Colorado (Apr. 19)

Buddy D. Ratner, University of Washington (Apr. 26-28)

Jonathon Sessler, University of Texas (Oct. 4-6)

1993

Peter G. Wolynes, University of Illinois (Feb. 22-24)

Ruth Hubbard, Harvard University (Mar. 16)

Evan R. Simpson, University of Texas (Apr. 1)

Allen Krantz, Syntex Research Cananda (Apr. 27-29)

Martin Karplus, Harvard University (May 4-6)

Herbert Hauptman, Medical Foundation of Buffalo (Oct. 11-13)

Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History (Oct. 13)

Barry L. Karger, Northeastern University (Nov. 2-4)

1992

Garland Marshall, Washington University (Apr. 7-9)

Ronald Borchardt, University of Kansas (Apr. 21-23)

Linda Powers, Utah State University (Apr. 27-29)

Joan Selverstone Valentine, University of California - Los Angeles (Oct. 27-29)

1991

Elias Greenbaum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Jan. 28-30)

Richard Wolfenden, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Mar. 5-7)

Thomas Spelsberg, May Clinic (Apr. 9-10)

Willem Johan Kolff, University of Utah (Sep. 3-5)

Melvin Berger, Case Western Reserve University (Oct. 25)

Mario Capecchi, University of Utah School of Medicine (Oct. 25)

Geoffrey Cooper, Dana-Farber Cancer Center (Oct. 25)

Ron Crystal, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (Oct. 25)

Kenneth Culver, National Cancer Institute (Oct. 25)

David Galas, Keck Graduate Institute (Oct. 25)

Haig Kazazian, University of Pennsylvania (Oct. 25)

David Schlessinger, National Institute of Aging (Oct. 25)

George Todaro, University of Washington - Department of Pathobiology

1990

Alexander Pines, University of California - Berkeley (Jan. 29-31)

Alastair Ian Scott, Texas A&M University (Mar. 26-28)

Carl Djerassi, Stanford University (Apr. 17-18)

Loren Acton, Montana State University (May 1-3)

Stephen J. Gould, Harvard University (Oct. 23)

Laurence Hurley, University of Texas at Austin (Dec. 4-6)

1989

Theodore Kuwana, University of Kansas (Feb. 21-23)

Ivar Giaever, Rensselelaer Polytechnic Institute (Mar. 20-22)

Dolores Lamb, Baylor College of Medicine (Mar. 21)

Joachim Liehr, University of Texas Medical Branch (Apr. 29)

Daryle Busch, University of Kansas (Oct. 17-19)

Bert O'Malley, Baylor College of Medicine (Dec. 12-13)

1988

Gregorio Weber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mar. 21-23)

W. Wallace Cleland, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Apr. 12-14)

Daniel Rich, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Apr. 18-20)

Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research (Apr. 21)

Edward Balish, University of South Carolina (Sep. 19-20)

Paul Lauterbur, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Oct. 18-20)

Franklin Stahl, University of Oregon (Nov. 7-9)

1987

Paul Bartlett, University of California - Berkeley (Mar. 24-26)

Paul Licht, University of California - Berkeley (Apr. 21-23)

Tom Mabry, University of Texas at Austin (Sep. 30-Oct. 2)

Robert Knox, University of Rochester (Nov. 16-18)

1986

P.H.A. Sneath, Leicester University (Apr. 21-22, 24)

1984

G.P. Talwar, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (Oct. 5, 8-9)

1983

Gunther Eichhorn, National Institutes of Health (Oct. 25)

1981

Brian Hoffman, Northwestern University (Apr. 8-9)

Franklin Hutchinson, Yale University (Aug. 20)

Leroy Hood, California Institute of Technology (Sep. 15)

1980

Nathan Kaplan, Unviersity of California (Mar. 27)

I.C. Gunsaulus, University of Illinois (Apr. 10)

Melvin Calvin, University of California - Berkeley (Nov. 11-13)

William Blumberg, Bell Laboratories (Nov. 30-Dec. 2)

1979

John Hopfield, Princeton University (Feb. 1)

Donald Crothers, Yale University (Mar. 19, 22-23)

Erwin Chargaff, Columbia University (Oct. 20-Nov. 1)

1978

Jane Kaltenbach, Mount Holyoke College (Apr. 20)

Frank Brown, Jr., Marine Biological Lab (Apr. 24)

Elmer Green, Menninger Foundation (May 1)

Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology (Dec. 4-6)