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Nobel Laureate Eric A. Cornell Presents Colloquia at Howard
Cornell to share creativity in science with students through formal lectures, casual interactions and a morning jog
 
Eric A. Cornell
Eric A. Cornell

WASHINGTON (February 14, 2012) –  The Howard University Department of Physics Astronomy is proud to present the Physics Nobel Laureate Eric A. Cornell colloquia series. Dr. Cornell is the 2011-12 Distinguished Traveling Lecturer of the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society. The two-day visit, Feb. 22-23, is a unique opportunity for students to interact with and learn from one of the world’s best physicists.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Dr. Cornell will present two lectures: “Why is Warm Glass Stickier than Cold Glass?” from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Thirkield Hall, Room 300; and “Stone Cold Science: Bose Einstein Condensation and the Weird World of Physics a Millionth of a Degree Above Absolute Zero” from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Blackburn Center. 

Students will enjoy casual interaction with Dr. Cornell including a morning jog at Greene stadium, breakfast followed by undergraduate and graduate presentations on Thursday, Feb 23. The event is sponsored in part by the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society.

“Having such luminaries like Dr. Cornell on campus benefit our students immensely,” said Prabhakar Misra, Ph.D., professor and interim chairman  of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. “It inspires our students in their research and gives them a new level of appreciation of how a Laureate exercises creativity in his or her research.”

Eric A. Cornell, PhD, has studied at Stanford University and MIT, and is currently a fellow of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)  and professor adjoint in the Physics Department of the University of Colorado He conducted doctoral research at MIT on precision mass spectroscopy of single trapped molecular ions. Since 1992, Cornell has been a senior scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Currently, Cornell is working on using precision molecular spectroscopy to explore possible extensions to the Standard Model of particle physics. Eric Cornell  shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carl Wieman and Wolfgang Ketterle.

For more information on the symposium, please contact Dr. Prabhakar Misra at pmisra@howard.edu or (202) 806-6245.

About Howard University
Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu.


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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