Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecture

The Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecture series is sponsored by Graduate and Research Affairs and the University Research Council and is supported, in part, through Instructionally Related Activities funds. The Albert W. Johnson University Research Lectureship is awarded annually to an SDSU faculty member for outstanding achievement in research and scholarship. Its purpose is to recognize such achievement, to foster its continuation, and to enable a distinguished resident faculty scholar to share his/her knowledge more broadly with and beyond the academic community. The recipient of this Lectureship delivers a public lecture during the spring semester and is named a Distinguished Professor in his/her discipline. The recipient also receives a $10,000 contribution to support their research. 

Selection of the Albert W. Johnson University Research Lecturer is based upon evidence of distinction and recognized achievement in research and scholarship. To permit a fuller evaluation of nominees, the nominator may solicit reviews and recommendations from off-campus scholars, as well as from the appropriate College Research Committee and Dean of the College in which the nominee holds appointment.

This year's recipient was Dr. Fridolin Weber, Professor of Physics. Dr. Weber presented his lecture entitled: Searching for Big Bang Matter in Starson on Friday, April 7, 2017.

List of past recipients