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Nobel laureate to deliver two public lectures

On Sept. 11, Douglas D. Osheroff, a Stanford University Physics and Applied Physics professor and co-winner of 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics, will present a Special Physical Society Colloquium, Understanding the Columbia Accident. Osheroff served on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board convened by NASA to investigate the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003. In August 2003, the Board released a report that found two causes for the accident and made 29 recommendations to improve the safety of future shuttle flights. The event is sponsored by McGill’s Department of Physics.

On September 14, Osheroff will deliver a lecture entitled Feynman’s Broader Impact, a tribute to Physics icon Richard Feynman, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. The event is sponsored by the Department of Physics and the McGill Society of Physics Students

Understanding the Columbia Accident, Friday, Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m.; Room M1, Strathcona Dentistry and Anatomy, 3640 University St.

Feynman’s Broader Impact, Monday, Sept 14, 3:30 p.m.; Room 112, Keys Auditorium, Rutherford Physics Building, 3600 University St.

For more information contact the Department of Physics at 514-398-6477.