top of page

Public Lectures

Upcoming Lectures

  • To be announced.

Recent Lectures

  • Simply unmoored: The rejection of complexity in quantum mechanical explanations of chemical phenomena, Fourth Annual Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science Symposium: Complexity, Simplicity, and Emergence, July 2022

  • Folding up the questions, What is Life? Collegium, June 2022

  • Steeped: The chemistry of tea, Bryn Mawr College, May 2022

  • To boldly go where no woman has gone before, Roger That! Conference, March 2022

  • Commuting Operators: Moving Between the Humanities and Sciences, Pennswood Village Forum, February 2022

  • Secret History of Water, Golden Sages Lecture, Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association, 11 November 2021

  • Molecular Monsters: Designing molecules with Möbius structural topology, Queens College, 17 May 2021

  • Probing the Shallows of the Unknown: A Magi Project Evening Conversation, Collegium Institute, 8 April 2021

  • Steal Her Bones Talkback, InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA, 28 February 2021

  • Amid the Burning Layers of Grace: A Contemplative Approach to Science, Rockhurst University, 28 October 2020

  • Molecular Monsters: Designing molecules with Möbius topology, Wake Forest Chemistry Department, 19 February 2020

  • Award Lecture, ACS Philadelphia Section Award, 18 October 2019

  • Invited Lecture, Mendeleev 150: 4th International Conference on the Periodic Table, 26-28 July 2019

  • ACS New Faculty Workshop, Caltech, 26-29 June

  • Radioactive Cat: Prowling the Depths of the Periodic Table, Vatican Observatory Foundation Seminar, 3 June 2019

  • Isotopic Tales: Exploring the Depths of the Periodic Table, ACS Philadelphia Section Meeting, May 2019

  • Stories of STEM Writing Contest Keynote Speaker, Penn State Brandywine, April 2019

  • Atomic Women & A Day at the Vatican Observatory, Quadrangle, Bryn Mawr, PA, March 2019

  • Making Molecular Monsters, Siena College, October 2018

  • Are scientists mystics? Cosmos and Creation keynote speaker, June 2018

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Chemistry: Decoding Chemical Sensationalism, Tredyffrin Public Library, 23 January 2018

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Chemistry: Decoding Chemical Sensationalism, Wagner Science Museum, 29 November 2017

  • Physics Colloquium, Boston College, 6 December 2016

A highlight reel from the Mendeleev 150 conference in St. Petersburg. 

  • Asteroids, Stars and the Love of God at Main Line School Night, 16 November 2017

  • Sex in the Citadel of Science, Bryn Mawr Family Weekend, 4 November 2016 

  • Sliding Scales: Tools for predicting and understanding molecular structure from paper and pencil to Beowulf clusters, Lucian symposium, St. Edward's College, Austin, TX, 29 September 2017

  • Science is not a synonym for secular, The Catholic Scientist, St. Joseph's Seminary, New York, 3 March 2017

  • In the Thicket of this World: Doing Science as a Person of FaithDucharme Lecture, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD, November 2016

  • How to work at the subtle edge:  What contemplatives can teach scientists, Meditation, TechnoScience and Humanity, Barcelona, Spain, 30 October 2015

  • Walking the edge: science and religion, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, October 2015

  • Working at the subtle edge: the intersection of science and religion, The Institute for Science and Religion at Chestnut Hill College, 18 November 2014

  • Working at the subtle edge of things: the intersection of faith and science at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, 20 February 2014

bottom of page