Science and Tech lectures to feature Nobel Prize winner

By Pearl Katz

Member, Science & Technology Committee

The Science and Technology lecture series is again featuring exciting talks from the country’s top leaders in their fields. These lectures covered subjects as diverse as  physics, engineering, computer science, meteorology, biology, medicine, pharmacology, genetics, psychology, archeology, anthropology, and ethics. In December a Nobel Prize winner, Professor William Phillips, will speak.

For more than 12 years these speakers focused their talks to the interested lay audience of Riderwood, and they have engaged in spirited discussions after each talk. Indeed, many of the lecturers have commented favorably on the interest and caliber of the audience responses. One speaker wrote, “The audience was phenomenal and the organization was terrific. It was one of the most intellectually stimulating dinners we’ve had in years.”

This is the schedule for the next three months:

On September 5, Marvin Roush, Professor Emeritus, Reliability Engineering at the University of Maryland, will speak on “The Importance of Reliability in your implanted Medical Devices.”

On October 3, Jerrold Post, Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs at George Washington University, will speak on “Political Paranoia and the Psychology of Hate.”

On November 7, John Moult, Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland, will speak on “Genetics and Disease.”

The talks are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. They usually take place in Encore Theater, but due to the renovations, the September talk will be held in the Chesapeake Room at Montgomery Station.

The members of the Science and Technology Committee are David Ebert, Bill Hodos, Pearl Katz, and David Nation.

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