The Pomona College Chemistry Department Presents
The 54th Robbins Lecture Series
Single Molecules as Nanoscale Probes of Our World
March 28-31, 2016
Professor W.E. Moerner
2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
W. E. (William Esco) Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Applied Physics at Stanford University and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, conducts research in physical chemistry and chemical physics of single molecules, single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution imaging and tracking in cells, and trapping of single molecules in solution. His interests span methods of precise quantitation of single-molecule properties, to strategies for three-dimensional imaging and tracking of single molecules, to applications of single-molecule measurements to understand biological processes in cells, to observations of the photodynamics of single photosynthetic proteins and enzymes. He has been elected Fellow/Member of the NAS, AAAS, APS, and OSA. Major awards include the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy, the Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics, the Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award, the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, and the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Monday, March 28, 2016, at 8:00 p.m
“Fun With Light and Single Molecules Opens Up an Amazing New View Inside Cells”
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.
“The Story of Single Molecules, from Early Low Temperature Spectroscopy in Solids, to 3D Super-Resolution Microscopy with Its Promise and Challenges”
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
“Single Molecule Approaches to Cell Biology Based on Imaging and Tracking”
Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
“Multivariate Photodynamics of Individual Molecules in Solution with the ABEL Trap”
The lecture series will be held at:
Seaver North Auditorium
645 N. College Avenue
(The cross streets are College Avenue & 7th Street)
All lectures are free and open to the public.