Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
We stand at an epochal moment in human history – we are about to learn if we are alone in the universe. The Kepler Space Telescope has shown that Earth-like worlds are commonplace. NASA is...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:30pm
SPECIAL LOCATION! NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - FRED KAVLI AUDITORIUM Cancer kills millions of people every year and is one of humanity’s greatest health challenges. By stimulating the...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:30pm
The phenomenon of magnetic resonance was first revealed in the classic Stern-Gerlach experiment in 1922. Over the nearly 100 years and 10 Nobel Prizes that followed, magnetic resonance has developed...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
The discovery that genome engineering could be accomplished by harnessing the bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 immune defense system is one of the most-important scientific breakthroughs of our time. Like a...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
Microbial life does not always depend on access to sunlight. In fact, most microbial cells on Earth are buried in our continental crusts and hidden beneath our oceans. These life forms have only...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:30pm
Symbiosis refers to mutually beneficial interactions between different organisms. Endosymbiosis is a type of symbiosis in which one organism lives inside another organism. Endosymbiotic relationships...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
On New Year’s Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that the Milky Way was not alone but instead accompanied by billions of other galaxies. Six years later, in a series of...

As part of Carnegie’s public outreach efforts, the institution hosts various science-related lectures, events, and seminars at its administration building in Washington, D.C., and at the Carnegie campuses on the East and West Coasts. These events are all free and open to the public, and provide an opportunity to hear from some of the most extraordinary researchers of our time. Many of our events are webcast live and/or recorded. Registration is required for some of the programs.