The Rittenhouse Lecture is an endowed distinguished speaker series with a long tradition of inviting world class scholars to share their groundbreaking research with the Penn community. It is named in honor of “America's First Astronomer” and Philadelphia native David Rittenhouse and sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Department of Physics and Astronomy.
A selection of past lectures include:
The Planck Legacy: Inflation and the Origin of Structure in the Universe
Daniel Holz (Enrico Fermi Institute and Kavli Institute for Cosmology, U of Chicago) hosted by Bhuvnesh Jain
Dr. Scott Bolton, Southwest Research Institute
Adam Riess (JHU/STScI) Hosted by Adam Lidz
Expansion Of The Universe Seen By Hubble
Dr. Natalia Batahla (NASA)
Towards A Reliable Determination Of Eta-earth With Kepler
Scott Tremaine, Institute for Advanced Study
Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Richard Ellis (Caltech)
2007 - 2008
Mike Brown, spring 2008.
Claude Canizares (MIT)