Physics rolls out Science Saturdays lectures

University College and the Department of Physics, both in Arts & Sciences, are inviting the public to join University scholars and teachers in their annual exploration of the frontiers of science.

The Fall 2003 Science Saturdays series of lectures, part of the University’s Sesquicentennial celebration, will feature selected members of the physics department presenting their research in a public forum.

All lectures start at 10 a.m. and will be in Crow Hall, Room 201.

Lecture dates and topics are listed below.

• Sept. 6: “The Second Quantum Revolution,” John Clark, Ph.D., the Wayman Crow Professor of Physics and chair.

• Sept. 13: “Physics Underlying Echocardiographic Imaging,” James Miller, Ph.D., the Albert Gordon Hill Professor of Physics, professor of internal medicine and of biomedical engineering.

• Sept. 20: “Magnetic Materials and Magnetic Information Storage,” Stuart Solin, Ph.D., the Charles M. Hohenberg Professor of Experimental Physics.

• Oct. 4: “Cosmic Rays,” Martin Israel, Ph.D., professor of physics.

• Oct. 11: “Ancient Stardust in the Laboratory,” Thomas Ber-natowicz, Ph.D., professor of physics.

• Oct. 18: “Biophysics of Cell Motion,” Anders Carlsson, Ph.D., professor of physics.

• Oct. 25: “Atomic Shuffle: The Role of Nucleation in the Formation of Materials,” Kenneth Kelton, Ph.D., professor of physics.

Additionally, Ramanath Cowsik, Ph.D., professor of physics, will present “The Connections Between Subnuclear Particles and the Expansion of the Universe” at 2 p.m. Sept. 12.

Lectures are free and open to the public; no registration is required.

For more information on the individual lectures, go to

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