Thursday, March 06, 2008

Campus Ceremony Will Celebrate New Stamp for Physicist John Bardeen

I mentioned about the new US Post Office stamps set celebrating American scientists which includes a stamp of John Bardeen. Well, if you happen to be at the University of Illinois campus today (March 6), there is a small ceremony to mark the unveiling of the stamp.

The U. of I. physics department will host Urbana Postmaster Kathleen J. Burr, regional U.S. Postal Service officials, university administrators, and family and friends of Bardeen (1908-1991) at the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 12:15 p.m., in room 144 of Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.

I can only hope that those who don't know much about him will now have the impetus to learn more about what Bardeen has done and how he has directly influenced how we live today.


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