leon pape lecture 1999

March 18, 1999





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Asst.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Nobel Laureate & Guggenheim Fellow
to Speak at Cal State L.A.

What & Who:
The Cal State L.A. Department of Physics and Astronomy presents the 16th Annual Leon Pape Memorial Lecture featuring Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Stanford University, who will speak on "Holding on to Atoms and Molecules With Laser Light."

Friday, April 16, 1999, 2 p.m.
A reception to follow in the University Club.

Cal State L.A. Physical Sciences Building, room 158. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lot C, Lot G, or the top level of North Parking Structure II.

Dr. Chu, an atomic physicist, received the Nobel Prize for his pioneering use of laser beams to slow atoms and molecules so that they could be trapped in a small space. Because temperature is a manifestation of atomic or molecular motion, this trapping is a cooling effect. He and his students have since extended this technique to biological molecules, including DNA.

Free to the public. For more information on the lecture, call the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-2100.


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