Neekeyfar Lecture Series

Neekeyfar Lecture Series Fall 2014

The Neekeyfar Lecture Series on Science and Mathematics for Undergraduates brings preeminent scientists to campus to expose undergraduate students to cutting-edge research in science and mathematics. Speakers spend the day at Harvard, interacting with students through informal sessions, dinner, and a culminating public lecture geared toward an undergraduate audience. Students, through the Student Advisory Board for Science, are heavily engaged in the planning and execution of the lecture, from speaker selection to determining the day’s schedule of events. The lecture occurs each fall and spring.

Past Lecturers:

Fall 2014: Juan Maldacena, Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, The Institute for Advanced Study, "The Symmetry and Simplicity of the Laws of Physics and the Higgs Boson"

Fall 2013: John Asher Johnson, Professor of Astronomy, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University, "How do you find an Exoplanet?"

Fall 2012: Christina Smolke, Associate Chair for Education, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, Stanford University, “Synthetic Biology: The Next Generation of Biotechnology

Spring 2012: Maria T. Zuber, E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and head of Department, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Lunar Surfaces

2011: Eric Lander, Director of the Broad Institute, Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School. Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Beyond the Human Genome

2010: Brian Greene, Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Columbia University, ”In Search of the Unified Theory”