Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon, presented by Shannon
2022 Featured Speaker:
Alex Filippenko, Ph.D.
- Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
- Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
Filippenko’s research specialty areas include active galaxies, black holes, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae and the expansion of the universe. He is best known for being the only person to be a member of both teams that revealed the accelerating expansion of the universe, for which both teams’ leaders were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.
About the Lectureship
The Moon Lectureship, presented by Shannon, brings a scientist of national prominence to the ASU campus each year for public lectures, colloquia and informal discussions. The academic or professional specialty of the scientist is to be in one of the basic sciences emphasized in the ASU curriculum or in an appropriate medical field.
Special Thanks to Shannon
In 1976, five physicians from the West Texas Medical Associates (WTMA) established at ASU the Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon. For 43 years, through 2019, the lectureship was underwritten by an annual grant to ASU from the members of WTMA.
Beginning in 2022, the legacy of the Moon Lectureship was assured through the generous support provided by Shannon.
Angelo State University and the Concho Valley community appreciate the current sponsorship by Shannon, as well as that of our partners through the years, and their continued support of the sciences.