Nobel Prize Laureate to give public lecture on campus

Professor William D. Phillips will be giving a free Public Lecture at Lancaster University on November 23rd

Professor Phillips, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 for “development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light”, will give a public lecture at Lancaster University on “Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe”.

The talk is due to be held on Wednesday 23rd November at 6.30-8 pm in the Margaret Fell Lecture Theatre, and will be followed by a Q&A session and a drinks reception.

The lecture will cover topics such as atomic clocks (which are used in everyday systems like GPS) and ultracold atoms. He will also explore how these have the ability to redefine what we mean by time, and can allow tests of “some of Einstein’s strangest predictions”.

Professor Phillips is a distinguished professor at the University of Maryland, and a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Insititute at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and the University of Maryland. His research group studies the physics of ultracold atomic gases.

This event is fully wheelchair accessible and free to attend, places can be booked here.

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