Published: April 16, 2014

The 2014 Distinguished Research Lecture will be presented by Professor Peter Molnar on September 5, 2014. The lecture will take place from 4 -5 p.m. in Old Main Chapel, followed by a reception in the Heritage Center. RSVP at

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Molnar of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geological Sciences has been selected as the 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer.

Few scientists have consistently tackled as broad a spectrum of challenging problems in the physics of the Earth at a fundamental level. What distinguishes Dr. Molnar from any other leading Earth scientists is the remarkable range of tools that he brings to his work; his observational skills in seismology, tectonic physics and geological field work, and his extensive theoretical contributions in related heat and mass transfer in the solid earth, the oceans and the atmosphere.

Molnar's exemplary scholarship and service reflect the best this university has to offer.

Visit the Distinguished Research Lecture Website for more information.