A distinguished professor of physics at The City College of New York will give the Bernard R. Cooper Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Room 260 Hodges Hall at West Virginia University .

Myriam Sarachik’s talk,Molecular Magnets,will cover material at the cutting edge of condensed matter research.

Sarachik earned a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her master’s and doctorate from Columbia . She has published nearly 150 articles in professional journals and has received several awards, including the 1995 New York City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, a 2004 Sloan Public Service Award from the Fund for the City of New York , the 2005 Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics and Women in Science 2005 L’Oreal/UNESCO Laureate for North America.

She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sarachik’s appearance at WVU is sponsored by the Department of Physics in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m., prior to the lecture.