This year's Faculty Research Lectures will be given by Alexander Pines, professor of chemistry, and Stephen Greenblatt, professor of English.
Pines will speak on "Some Magnetic Moments," Thursday, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m. in 1 Pimentel Hall. Greenblatt's presentation, "The Mousetrap: Remnants of the Sacred in Shakespeare's England," is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 5 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium.
Pines has been a member of the Berkeley faculty since 1972 and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1991 he was awarded the Wolf Prize in chemistry for his work with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in chemical analysis.
Both professors take pride in having been recipients of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Greenblatt, a nationally prominent literary scholar and critic, is the author of many books, including "Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World" and "Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England."
The renaissance scholar is credited as the originator of the "new historicism," an approach to criticism that links the analysis of literature to history.
Greenblatt has been a member of the Berkeley faculty since 1969 and is the Class of 1932 Professor.