Title

Putting It All Together

Document Type

Video File

Publication Date

4-26-2007

Abstract

Frank Wilczek, eminent physicist and recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize, presented “Putting It All Together,” a free, public lecture on Thursday, April 26, 2007.

Professor Wilczek won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics (along with coworkers David Gross and David Politzer) for his discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of strong interaction, which allows physicists to calculate the cross sections of various events in particle physics.

Professor Wilczek has earned an extensive number of honors and awards for his research, including the 2003 Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society; the 2003 Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Commemorative Medal from Charles University, Prague; and the 2005 King Faisal International Prize for Science. He has contributed to advancements in research in such areas as pure particle physics, the behavior of matter at ultra-high temperature or density (applicable to understanding stellar behavior), black holes, the invention of axions, quantum chromodynamics, and the field uses of quantum physics.

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