Nobel Laureate to Discuss Symmetry and Nature
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The Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose theories about symmetry in nature set the stage for today’s understanding of how elementary particles behave will present two lectures Friday (Sept. 27) at Texas A&M University.
Chen Ning Yang, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1957, will present a general interest lecture, “Symmetry and Physics,” at 4 p.m. Friday in Room 202 of the Engineering/Physics Building. This will be preceded at 11 a.m. by a research seminar on “Bose Einstein Condensation” in Room 301 of the same building.
Yang received the Nobel Prize largely for his theoretical assertion (later confirmed by experiment) that nature does not treat right and left equally. This lack of symmetry is the basis of modern theories of matter and explains the properties of elementary particles, such as neutrinos.
Yang’s lecture is sponsored by Texas A&M’s Physics Department. More information is available from Roland Allen at 845-4341 or Marlon Scully at 862-2333.
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