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WTMA Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon

2020 Featured Speaker:

Alex Filippenko, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Astronomy and the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at the University of California-Berkeley

  • Senior Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, UC-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 West Texas Medical Associates (WTMA) Lectureship 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 WTMA

In 1976, five physicians from WTMA established at ASU the WTMA Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon. The lectureship is underwritten by an annual grant to ASU from the members of WTMA.

Angelo State University and the Concho Valley community appreciate the generosity of the West Texas Medical Associates physicians and their continued support of the sciences.

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