Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin To Give Talk At CU-Boulder April 4

first_img Published: March 17, 2005 Nobel laureate and Stanford physicist Robert Laughlin will give a free talk at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. Laughlin, whose writing has been compared to that of the popular physicist Richard Feynman, will discuss his new book “A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics From the Bottom Down.” The talk is free and open to the public. Laughlin was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics, along with Daniel Tsui and Horst Stormer, for work on how electrons behave in magnetic fields. Their discoveries are significant in the quest to build smaller and smaller electronic equipment such as computers and cell phones. Laughlin is the Robert M. and Anne Bass Professor of Physics at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1985. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. For more information about the talk call Fiske Planetarium at (303) 492-5002, or visit the Web site at Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

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