Thursday, March 27, 2008

Webcast: Nobel Laureate to lecture on "Blind Chance or Intelligent Design: The Need for Basic Research," April 8, 2008

Here is the announcement for the next series of Honeywell-Nobel Initiative lecture series:

Some scientific advances, such as the discoveries of X-rays and penicillin were stumbled upon through serendipity. Others, like streptomycin and nuclear reactors, resulted from targeted and specific research. Honeywell will be presenting a lecture and Webcast by Nobel Laureate Dr. Sheldon Glashow on “Blind Chance or Intelligent Design: The Need for Basic Research" at 9:00AM on April 9, 2008 in Beijing (9:00PM pm April 8, 2008 in Eastern Time).

Dr. Glashow’s many research accomplishments in theoretical physics include his prediction of the charmed quark (for which he was awarded the Oppenheimer Medal) and his seminal contributions to the unified theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions (for which he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics).

For the past quarter century, while he has continued his fundamental researches in particle physics and cosmology, Dr. Glashow has also focused on stimulating interest in science among high-school students and encouraging scientific literacy among non-science students at the university level.

Dr. Glashow will be delivering a lecture to students at Beihang University, Beijing, China on April 9. A live Webcast of his remarks, as well as related content, will be available for viewing from Honeywell Science.

The video of the recent lecture on Cosmic Background Radiation by George Smoot is now available online.


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