Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lectures

The Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lecture Series features prominent science historians and writers who highlight the important roles that science plays in modern society and culture. All lectures are held at the American Center for Physics, College Park, MD, unless noted otherwise.

Funded by a generous donation from Dr. Virginia Trimble, the lecture series is named after her late father, Dr. Lyne Starling Trimble (1912–1992) who held patents for a number of color-reproduction systems and was an innovative chemist. The series was first endowed at $100,000 by Dr. Trimble, and the Physics Heritage & Promise campaign aims to support and increase sustainability by further endowing the series at $500,000. You can also subscribe for upcoming lecture notifications.

Upcoming Lectures:

  • "When the Telescope Met the Computer: Making and Sharing a Digital Universe"
    Presented by Dr. W. Patrick McCray
    January 23, 2019
  • "Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science"
    Presented by Dr. Audra Wolfe
    April 3, 2019
  • "The New Big Science: Solid State"
    Presented by Dr. Catherine Westfall
    October 2, 2019
  • "To Touch the Sky: Tangible Things of American Astronomy"
    Presented by Dr. Sara Schechner
    Novermber 6, 2019


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