Doc Morris Public Lecture Series
Artist skecth of Doc Morris

Artist sketch of Doc Morris by Courtney Parker.

The SDSU Physics Department presents a FREE public lecture once a year, which is intended to make physics, and science, accessible to a general audience. For enquiries please email the office.  Please consider making an annual donation to us to support the lecture series.

2013 Academic Year

Title:  “The Origin of Heavy Elements: Cauldrons of the Cosmos”

Date:  Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 7:30 PM in GMCS-333 (‘Geology Math and Computer Science’ Building)

Event:  DOC MORRIS AND JOHN D. SCHOPP PUBLIC LECTURE

Speaker:  Rachid Ouyed, Physics and Astronomy University of Calgary, Canada

About Professor (Doc) Richard H. Morris
Doc Morris in the lab.

Honored for Distinguished teaching in 1967-1968 Faculty Awards.

In 2007, the SDSU Department of Physics named it’s Annual Public Lecture the “Doc Morris Public Lecture Series” in honor of it’s most senior Faculty Member Prof. Richard H. Morris who joined the SDSU Physics faculty 50 years ago (his original hire date is August 30, 1957). Doc is the longest serving active faculty member at SDSU!  And one of the longest serving in the entire cal-state system.

Cartoon illustration of Doc Morris

Artists sketch of Doc Morris by Navarro.

 

 

 

 

 

Doc Morris received his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1957. He has supervised well over thirty graduate theses and dozens of undergraduate thesis projects in electromagnetism and optics. His PHYS 357 Advanced Physical Measurement class is legendary amongst our graduates.

 

Previous Lectures:

2012 Academic Year

Title:  “What to do with the coldest stuff in the Universe?”

Date:  Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Event:  DOC MORRIS PUBLIC LECTURE

Speaker:  Prof. Dan Stamper-Kurn, University of California, Berkeley .

 

2010 Academic Year

Title:  “Nanoscience; The physics of small things”.

Date:  Tuesday 4th May 2010 at 7:03pm in NE-60

Event:  DOC MORRIS PUBLIC LECTURE

Speaker: Prof. Ivan K. Schuller, Physics Department and Center for Advanced Nanoscience, University of California-San Diego

 

2009 Academic Year

Title:  “Molecular imaging of the biology of disease with Positron Emission Tomography (PET)”.

Date: Friday 1st May 2009 at 7:00pm in NE-60

Event:  DOC MORRIS PUBLIC LECTURE

Speaker: Prof. Michael Phelps, University of California, Los Angeles

 

2008 Academic Year

Title:  “Neutrinos: Stealthy Agents of Destruction and Creation in the Cosmos”

Date:  Thursday 8th May 2008 at 7:00pm in GMCS 333

Event:  DOC MORRIS PUBLIC LECTURE

Speaker: Prof. George Fuller, University of California, San Diego

 

2007 Academic Year

Title:  “The Story of Stopped Light”

Date:  Thursday 12th April 2007 at 7:00pm in GMCS 333

Event:  DOC MORRIS PUBLIC LECTURE

Speaker:  Prof. Ronald Walsworth, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics