CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the public to unravel the mysteries of the universe during two free public forums on Tuesday, May 23 in the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The forums will feature Nobel Prize Winners Adam Riess and David J. Gross.
The two free forums are part of the 11th International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC) and will take place during the following times:
“We are thrilled to host Professors David Gross and Adam Riess here at the TAMU-CC campus,” said Dr. Barbara Szczerbinska, Physics Professor in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and the PPC Steering Committee Chair. “For many
Riess received a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011 for his contributions to the discovery that the Universe is expanding and is a Thomas J. Barber Professor
Gross was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004, along with H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczek for the discovery of “Asymptotic Freedom in the Theory of the Strong Interaction.” He is the former director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is the former Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics at Princeton University. His other awards include the Sakurai Prize, the Dirac Medal, the Oskar Klein Medal, the Harvey Prize. In 2016 he began a three-year term as the President of the American Physical Society and is the current Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“PPC2017 will bring together approximately 100 international experts in particle and nuclear physics,
PPC will run Monday, May 22 through Friday, May 26 and will be located at the Omni Hotel in downtown Corpus Christi. The event will center on topics such as neutrino physics, gravitational waves, direct and indirect dark matter detection and dark energy amongst many others. Since its inception in 2007 at Texas A&M University, PPC has traveled to places such as Torino, Italy, CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, Seoul, South Korea, Leon, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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