CDAC Director Russell Hemley gave three invited lectures at Penn State University as a part of their Marker Lecture Series, from April 6-8 2016. He gave lectures to Penn State's Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, as well as a public lecture.
Pdfs of his lectures can be found here:
- New Views of Chemical Bonding under Pressure, Marker Lecture, Department of Chemistry
- Transitions in Hydrogen under Pressure, Marker Lecture, Department of Physics
- New World of Materials in Extreme Environments, Marker Public Lecture
The Marker Lecture Series is named in honor of Penn State's Professor Emeritus Russell Marker, who was one of Penn State’s most accomplished former faculty members. He came to Penn State in 1935 after a brief period with the Ethyl Corporation, where he coined the term “octane number.” At Penn State he devoted himself to steroid chemistry, and between 1935 and 1938, published over 50 papers on the subject including a number on a new synthetic technique that is still known as the Marker Degradation.