Guest lectures attract award-winning scientists and speakers

The Feb. 25 lecture will feature “Manya (ca. 1898 — Marie Curie — Image by © Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS/Wikimedia Commons)

Adam Jones

The Saddleback College biology and chemistry departments announced their second annual Science Lecture Series beginning Jan. 28 and continuing bi-monthly until April 15. The lecture series consists of eight individual lectures by award-winning scientists covering a wide variety of topics from neurodegenerative and infectious diseases to paleontology and geobiology. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge, and are filled with relevant information on topics that are at the leading edge of the science world.

The Feb. 25 lecture will feature the performance of “Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie,” a look into the life of the the Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Marie Curie. This performance is two hours long and has a 10-minute intermission.

The featured lectures will be held Fridays, Feb. 11 and 25, March 4 and 25, and April 1, 8, and 15 in Room 313 in the Math, Science and Engineering building. Each lecture starts at 10:30 a.m. and will be 90 minutes long, followed by open forum discussion between the audience and the lecturer.

Further information on the series as well as the individual lectures is on the division’s website at