University of Rochester

EVENT: 2004 Nobel Laureate David Gross discusses "The Future of Physics: 25 Questions That Might Guide Physics in the Next 25 Years"

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 3:45 p.m., Monday, March 21, Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

March 18, 2005

David Gross, director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics, will lecture on what he believes the future of physics will have to confront in the next quarter-century. The lecture will take place at 3:45 p.m. on March 21, in the Hoyt Auditorium on the University of Rochester's River Campus. The talk will be preceded by a tea reception in the foyer of Bausch & Lomb Hall at 3:15 p.m.

Gross won last year's Nobel Prize for solving in 1973 the last great remaining problem of what has since come to be called "the Standard Model" of the quantum mechanical picture of reality. He and his co-recipients discovered how the nucleus of an atom works. Gross shares the prize with Frank Wilczek, now a physics professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was Gross's graduate student at Princeton University, when the pair completed the calculation that resulted in the award-winning discovery.

Gross was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1970-74), was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1974, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985, member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1986, and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1987. He is the recipient of the J. J. Sakurai Prize of the American Physical Society in 1986, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Prize in 1987, the Dirac Medal in 1988, the Oscar Klein Medal in 2000, and the Harvey Prize of the Technion in 2000.

In 2004 Gross was selected to receive France's highest scientific honor, the Grande Médaille D'Or, for his contributions to the understanding of fundamental physical reality. Gross was also appointed the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics, an endowed chair for the director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.

For more information, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at (585) 275-4351.