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Fermilab Lecture Series presents:
The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics
Dr. David Gross
2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Director, Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of California, Santa Barbara

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $7

At the frontiers of physics, scientists search for the principles that might unify all the forces of nature and strive to understand the origin and history of the universe. In this lecture, Dr. Gross describes some of the questions asked as well as some of the proposed answers. What it might mean to have a final theory of fundamental physics? Are we capable of discovering it?

Dr. David Gross received 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 strong interaction." Dr. Gross attended Hebrew University, studying Math and physics. His graduate studies were at the University of California at Berkeley. Upon completing his graduate studies, he was appointed to the Harvard Society of Fellows. Upon completion of this fellowship, he was appointed to the faculty of Princeton University where he taught for 27 years. In the early 1980's, Dr. Gross began to focus on speculative physics, "the challenge of unifying all the forces of nature and confronting quantum gravity. Since 1984, he has largely worked on string theory frequently in collaboration with colleagues and students. He believes that despite remarkable advances, "the potential of this theory to unify all the forces of nature and to make contact with experiment has not yet been realized." He accepted the directorship of the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara in 1996. (bio courtesy of Dr. Gross' autobiography on www.nobelprize.org)


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