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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
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Nobel Laureate to Deliver Lecture on Advances in Science

WASHINGTON (Oct. 12, 2010) – Douglas D. Osheroff, Ph.D., a 1996 Physics Nobel Prize Laureate, will present “How Advances in Science Are Made,” at the 2010 Nobel Laureate Colloquium at 3:30 p.m. on Nov.10 in the College of Arts and Sciences Just Hall Auditorium.

Osheroff will discuss how discoveries in science occur as well as research strategies that can substantially increase the chances that one will make such a discovery. The colloquium is sponsored by the Howard University Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Osheroff, born in Aberdeen, Wash., earned his B.S. in physics at California Institute of Technology in 1967 and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1973. At Cornell, Dr. Osheroff’s doctoral work resulted in the discovery of three superfluid phases of liquid 3He. In 1996, Osheroff shared the Nobel Prize in physics “for discovering the superfluidic nature of 3He.”

Osheroff has received numerous honors for his research including – the Sir Francis Simon Memorial Award, the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize and the MacArthur Prize Fellowship Award. Osheroff is a professor at Stanford University in the Departments of Physics and Applied Physics.

Tiphanie Certain, media relations intern, contributed to this release.

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