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Events on Monday, March 7th, 2011
- Plasma Physics (Physics/ECE/NE 922) Seminar
- "High-Energy-Density Laboratory Astrophysics Experiments at the Omega Laser Facility and the National Ignition Facility"
- Time: 12:05 pm
- Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall
- Speaker: Carolyn Kuranz, University of Michigan
- Special Physics Talk
- A Discussion with Brian Cox
- Time: 2:30 pm
- Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (refreshments at 2:15 pm)
- Speaker: Brian Cox, High Energy Physics group of the University of Manchester
- Abstract: Ever wondered just what a physicist is capable of? Come join internationally-known particle physicist, former Dream keyboardist and one of the 2009 Sexiest Men Alive, Brian Cox, for an informal discussion and Q&A on Monday, March 7th from 2:30-3:30pm in 2241 Chamberlin. Brian Cox is a professor and member of the High Energy Physics group of the University of Manchester who is well-known for his involvement with BBC radio and television science programs. He has helped bring physics and astronomy to many and is here to share his wisdom with physics students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be provided; come ready to ask those questions you've always had about how to succeed in physics research and communication.
The Wisconsin Union Directorate is bringing Brian Cox to Madison to deliver their distinguished lecture series talk at the Memorial Union at 7:30 pm Monday March 7th. You can see more about him at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Cox_(physicist
His TED lecture on why we should support fundamental research: http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_cox_why_we_need_the_explorers.html
And an interview on some of his public TV programming: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1262449/Brian-Cox-pop-star-turned-pin-professor-series-solar-sent-career-orbit.html
A limited supply of free tickets for Cox's Monday evening lecture will be available at the discussion--first come, first served.