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Pape photoLeon Pape was a member of the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles from 1961 to 1971. As professor of physics he contributed to programs and facility development in biophysics, radiological health physics, and electron microscopy and supervised research by advanced physics and biology students. He served as University radiation safety officer, academic senator, and chair of the Department of Physics and received the campus's Outstanding Professor Award in 1969. In 1971, he joined the research faculty of the Zoophysiological Laboratory at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, and served as director of that laboratory from 1975 to 1979. His research areas included macromolecule behavior, cell ultrastructure and function, radiobiology, energy transport, cell physiology, and physical theories of the living state. His untimely death in January 1984 prompted the establishment of this lecture series in his memory, encompassing his many interests.

The 2011 Leon Pape Memorial Lecture

Kevin Owen Starr
University Professor and Professor of History
University of Southern California;
Allston Burr Senior Tutor in Eliot House at Harvard;
Librarian of San Francisco, State Librarian for California;
Associate Dean of Libraries
at the University of Southern California

"How Science Changed California and The West”
Friday, May 20, 2011, 2:00 p.m. Physical Sciences 158
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The Leon Pape Memorial Lecture Series

1984
“Radioactivity in the Service of Humanity”
Rosalyn S. Yalow, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 1977. Senior Medical Investigator, Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York
1985
“Science Is With People: A Tribute to Leon Pape”
Paul Saltman, Professor of Biology, University of California, San Diego
1986
“The Dilemma of Nuclear Weapons”
Marvin S. Goldberger, President and Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology
1987
“How Old is the Observable Universe?”
William A. Fowler, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1983, Institute Professor of Physics, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology
1988
“The Nature of Metals and Alloys”
Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1954, Nobel Laureate in Peace, 1962, Research Professor, Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine
1989
“The Life of the Stars”
Hans A. Bethe , Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1967, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Cornell University
1990
“A Brief History of the First 15 Billion Years”
Leon M. Lederman, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1988, Director Emeritus, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Professor of Physics, University of Chicago
1991
“Visual Awareness”
Francis H.C. Crick, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 1962, J.W. Kieckhefer Distinguished Research Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
1992
“Simplicity and Complexity”
Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1969, Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology
1993
“The Challenge of Drug Discovery”
Gertrude B. Elion, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 1988, Scientist Emeritus, Burroughs Wellcome Company
1994
“Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy”
Kip S. Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology
1995
“Nuclear Weapons: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Sidney D. Drell, MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellow, 1984-1989, Professor and Deputy Director Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
1996
“In Search of the Fundamental Building Blocks of Nature”
Samuel C.C. Ting, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1976, Thomas Dudley Cabot Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1997
“Two Atmospheric Problems: Ozone Depletion and Global Warming”,
F. Sherwood Rowland, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1995, Donald Bren Research Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
1998
“Superfluidity in Helium Three: The Discovery Through the Eyes of a Graduate Student”
Douglas D. Osherfoff, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1996, MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellow, 1981-1986, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Stanford University
1999
“Holding onto Atoms and Molecules with Laser Light”
Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1997, Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Stanford University
2000
“Electronic Structure of Matter: Wave Functions and Density Functionals”
Walter Kohn, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1998, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, and Research Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
2001
“Viruses: The Essence of Life, but Sneaky Critters”
David Baltimore , Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 1975, National Medal of Science Recipient, 1999, President, California Institute of Technology
2002
“Freezing Time”
Ahmed H. Zewail, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1999, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology
2003
"Light at Bicycle Speed ...and Slower Yet!"
Lene V. Hau, MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellow, 2001-2006, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Physics, Lyman Laboratory, Harvard University
2004
"Can Nuclear Weapons Proliferation Be Stopped?"
Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky, Ph.D., Professor and Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University

2005
"What Can We Do With A Quantum Liquid?"
Anthony J. Leggett, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2003, MacArthur Professor and Advanced Studies Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

2006
"The Future of Physics"
David J. Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2004, Director, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, Frederick W. Gluck Professor of Theoretical Physics

2007
"Small Wonders: The World of Nanoscience "
Horst L. Stormer, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1998, Isidor Isaac Rabi Professor of Physics, Columbia University, New York, Adjunct Physics Vice President, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hills, NJ

2008
"Why are we so excited about carbon nanostructures?"
Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Ph.D., Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, MIT;
President of the American Physical Society (1984) and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1997)

2009
“Unveiling a black hole at the center of our galaxy”
Andrea M. Ghez , Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA; MacArthur Fellowship Award (2008); Sackler Prize(2004); National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected)



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