Doc Morris Public Lecture Series
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.
2022 Academic Year
Title: “Invention of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and a Glimpse of What’s Ahead”
Date: Friday April 22nd, 2022 at 6:30 PM in GMCS-333
Speaker: Dr. Peter Basser, Associate Scientific Director for Imaging and Genomic Integrity within the NICHD IRP
About Professor (Doc) Richard H. Morris
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 over 50 years ago (his original hire date is August 30, 1957). Doc is the longest serving faculty member at SDSU! And one of the longest serving in the entire California State University system.
Doc Morris received his PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1957. He supervised well over thirty graduate theses and dozens of undergraduate thesis projects in electromagnetism and optics. His PHYS 357 Advanced Physical Measurement class was legendary amongst our graduates.
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)
Speaker: Rachid Ouyed, Physics and Astronomy University of Calgary, Canada
2012 Academic Year
Title: “What to do with the coldest stuff in the Universe?”
Date: Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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
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
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
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
Speaker: Prof. Ronald Walsworth, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics