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Perspectives in STEM: An evening with Dr. Cherry Murray

Perspectives in STEM: An evening with Dr. Cherry Murray

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by the Science Alliance


Join us for the second event in the Series "Perspectives in STEM" as Dr. Cherry Murray, Harvard University, discusses her illustrious career trajectory in Physics and Engineering, and shares insights on innovation. Dr. Murray's seminar will be followed by Q&A session and a networking reception.


Cherry A. Murray, PhD

John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Professor of Physics at Harvard University

Cherry A. Murray, is the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Professor of Physics at Harvard. For the last five years she served as Dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Previously, Murray served as principal associate director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2004-2009 and was president of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2009.  Before joining Lawrence Livermore, Murray was Senior Vice President of Physical Sciences and Wireless Research after a 27 year long career at Bell Laboratories Research.  Murray was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1999, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001, and to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002.

She has served on more than 100 national and international scientific advisory committees, governing boards and National Research Council panels and as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. She is currently serving on the DOE Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the Congressional Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the Energy Department’s National Laboratories. As an experimentalist, Murray is known for her scientific accomplishments in condensed matter and surface physics. She received her B.S. in 1973 and her PhD in physics in 1978 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds two patents in near-field optical data storage and optical display technology.

*Coffee and cookie reception to follow.

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