Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science

Photo collage of Arnold Beckman and Ted Brown overlaid on the Beckman Institute gates.

The Annual Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science honors Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, the founder of the Institute, and Dr. Theodore “Ted” Brown, the founding director. The series is funded by a gift from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

Upcoming Lecture Fall 2018

Portrait of Michael Mann.

Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming
Dr. Michael Mann, director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center

Beckman Institute Auditorium
Book Signing and reception to follow lecture


Mann is an award-winning climate scientist and author of "Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming" and, more recently, a book describing his experiences at the center of the debate over climate change, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars."

Previous Beckman-Brown Lectures

Cell Surface Glycans as Cellular IDs
Dr. Laura Kiessling
Department of Chemistry, MIT
November 3, 2017

New Enzymes by Evolution: Expanding the Scope of Biocatalysis
Dr. Frances Arnold
Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center at California Institute of Technology
September 19, 2016