Robert Resnick was a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and headed the interdisciplinary science curriculum. He authored and co-authored seven textbooks on relativity, quantum physics, and general physics, translated into more than 47 languages. Resnick believed that physics could make all other knowledge more meaningful. He said, “We’ve humanized the scientist; now we must scientize the humanist. We didn’t try to cover physics...we uncovered it.”

2017

2016

Mar
2
2016
Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Area Dean of Applied Physics, Harvard University

2015

Apr
29
2015
Sidney Nagel, University of Chicago

2014

Apr
16
2014
Joesph Incandela, University of California, Santa Barbara

2012

May
2
2012
Roberto Car, Princeton University

2011

Mar
1
2011
Saul Perlmutter, University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2009

2008

Oct
15
2008
Sajeev John, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada

2007

2006

2005

Mar
30
2005
Virginia Trimble, University of California

2003

Sep
17
2003
Sean Carroll, University of Chicago

2002

Nov
20
2002
Leon Lederman, Resident Scholar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Pritzker Professor of Science Illinois Institute of Techology