Michael S. Turner, a noted scientist who researches the origin and expansion of the universe, will speak at Mary Baldwin University March 13 at 8 p.m. at Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center, Coalter and Frederick streets. The topic of the illustrated lecture: “In the Beginning ….”
Turner is Mary Baldwin University’s 2003 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. Mary Baldwin is one of only 262 colleges and universities to shelter a chapter of the prestigious honor society.
Turner is a Rauner Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics at the University of Chicago and recipient of the university’s Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He is a member of the scientific staff at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Turner has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.