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SFU Science Nobel Prize Lecture
January 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Each year the Faculty of Science celebrates the newly-awarded Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, physics and medicine/physiology. Faculty will explain the impact of these prizes and highlight the connection between fundamental and applied research.
Dr. Igor Herbut, professor in the department of Physics will discuss the Physics prize awarded for the theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.
Dr. Neil Branda, Executive Director – 4D LABS and Professor & Canada Research Chair in Material Science will discuss the Chemistry prize awarded for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Dr. Sharon Gorski, Associate Professor in the department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry will discuss the Medicine prize awarded for discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.