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Oct. 10, 2000

Nobel Laureate in physics to speak on cooling today

William D. Phillips, the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, will give a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Room 100 of the Marrs McLean Science Building. Phillips' presentation is entitled 'Almost Absolute Zero: The Story of Laser Cooling and Trapping.'

To demonstrate how laser cooling works, Phillips will incorporate the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze various objects. The lecture is aimed at a general audience of non-scientists, but it discusses some new developments in physics.

Last Monday, student disc jockeys began airing their programs on KWBU weeknights from 10 p.m. to midnight on weeknights, and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

The new address at which students perform their Webcasting is National public Radio can also be heard over the Internet at