"Probing the Small and Large Structure of the Universe"
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
The MIT Club of Chicago and IIT
1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics
MIT Professor Jerome Friedman
“Probing the Small and Large Structure of the Universe”
On Wednesday evening, March 7th, the MIT Club of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will host a presentation by Professor Jerome Friedman, 1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics. Jerome Friedman received the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work on the inner structure of protons and neutrons in the atomic nucleus. He also was jointly awarded the W.H.K. Panofsky Prize in 1989 for the experimental discovery of quarks.
Prof. Friedman knows Chicago well, having received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago. He then began his long collaboration with the late Henry Kendall (with whom he shared the Nobel Prize) at Stanford’s High Energy Physics Laboratory. Prof. Friedman joined the MIT Physics Department in 1960, and served as department head from 1983 to 1988. He served as Director of the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science from 1980-83.
Great strides have been made in advancing our understanding of the observable universe’s structure, from its outer reaches down to distances shorter than the size of an atom. Prof. Friedman’s talk will discuss the discoveries that have been made, and the challenging questions that are being addressed as exploration continues.
Prof. Friedman’s lecture will be held at IIT’s Ogilvie Auditorium at 565 W. Adams in Chicago on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:15 pm.