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Allen Hall

A Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark, Allen Hall houses Pitt’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Since the days of founding chair Samuel Langley, who pioneered heavier-than-air flight, the department has boasted a proud history of innovative research and teaching. During the 1990s, for example, current department chair David Turnshek discovered the farthest known galaxy from Earth.

The Greek Revival-style Allen Hall was dedicated in 1915. Its facade includes a plaque honoring Polish scientist Marie Curie, who conducted research at Pitt and upon whom the University conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1921. The plaque commemorates the 100th anniversary in 1967 of Curie’s birth; it was unveiled by fellow Pole Karol Wojtyla, then the Archbishop of Krakow, who in 1978 became Pope John Paul II.

3941 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Upcoming Events

05 Dec

Physics-Aware, Full-Stack Quantum Software Optimizations Professor Fred Chong Seymour Goodman Professor, University of Chicago Chief Scientist for Quantum...

December 05, 2023 3:00 p.m.
12 Dec

Professor Christopher Richardson will join PQI on December 12, 2023 for a seminar. Abstract: Engineered superconducting thin film heterostructures are...

December 12, 2023 3:00 p.m.
20 Feb

Dr. Miles Stoudenmire from Flatiron Institute will give a PQI Distinguished Seminar.

February 20, 2024 3:00 p.m.
19 Mar

Professor A. Douglas Stone from Yale University will give a PQI Distinguished Seminar.

March 19, 2024 3:00 p.m.

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