Nobel prize winner's free public lecture in Adelaide

Tuesday, 24 April 2001

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Professor Tini Veltman from The Netherlands heads a distinguished list of academics who will deliver free public lectures at Adelaide University in coming weeks.

Professor Veltman, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1999, will lecture on Very Elementary Particle Physics at the University's Union Hall on Thursday 26 April (7.30pm). All are welcome. His visit is being hosted jointly by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (Director, Prof. Anthony Thomas) and the Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, with additional support from the University's Faculty of Science.

Professor Veltman is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He was awarded the Nobel Prize "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics."

The lecture marks the start of a stimulating series of free public lectures at Adelaide University.

On Monday 30th April, Professor Peter Karmel of the Australian National University will deliver the 48th Joseph Fisher Memorial Lecture at Lecture Room 102, Napier Building (5.30pm). His topic will be Public Policy and Higher Education. Professor Karmel is a distinguished economist, educationalist and administrator and has been an Adelaide University Emeritus Professor since 1965. He was appointed Professor of Economics at Adelaide University at the age of 28 and built up a highly regarded Department. In 1966 he became the first Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University.

The University's popular series of inaugural lectures begins on 11 May and continues each Friday lunchtime thereafter (starting at 1.15pm in Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building). The full program is:

Friday 11 May, Professor Barry Egan (Biochemistry) - Genetic intelligence of bacteriophage;

Friday 18 May, Professor Peter Cole (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - Radio frequency identification;

Friday 25 May, Professor Guy Ludbrook (Anaesthesia) - Perioperative medicine ­ the anaesthetist reinvented?

Friday 1 June, no lecture;

Friday 8 June, Professor David Wilkinson (South Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Health) - Major rural health challenges for Australia into the 21st Century;

Friday 15 June, Professor Richard Hillis (National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics) - The future of fossil fuels: neo-Malthusians, cornucopians, greenies and roughnecks;

Friday 22 June, Professor James Paton (Molecular Biosciences) - Treatment and prevention of infectious diseases: challenges for the 21st Century;

Friday 29 June, Professor Graeme Dandy (Civil and Environmental Engineering) - Optimising water supply systems: a pipe dream?


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