Concordia Werth Lecture on LasersFOR MORE INFORMATION:
DARIN ULNESS, associate professor/chair, Chemistry
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA WERTH LECTURE SERIES ON LASERS
Dr. John C. Wright will speak at the 2011 Concordia College Werth Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in Jones 212 on “The Amazing Things that Lasers Can Do” and at 3 p.m. Friday, March 18 in Ivers 386 on “Light, Lasers and Life.” The lectures are free and open to the public.
Wright, chemistry professor and the A.C. Albrecht Endowed Chair of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is a preeminent scientist who has made many seminal contributions to the field of nonlinear spectroscopy. Wright’s group is developing the fundamental, experimental and theoretical framework for a new family of analytical spectroscopies. These multidimentional vibrational spectroscopies provide new insight into the nature of matter.
Wright earned a B.S. in physics from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., and a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University. He was a post-doctoral researcher in the department of chemistry at Purdue University before becoming a professor at the University of Wisconsin. He has approximately 200 publications and has received numerous awards for research and teaching.
The Richard G. Werth Lecture in Chemistry is funded by an endowment established by his Werth’s wife, Wilma, and their son, Gerald, to exemplify excellence in the teaching of chemistry, and to promote an understanding of the many careers in chemistry. Werth taught at Concordia from 1950 to 1990 and died in 1993.