Harvard Physicist to Speak March 26

March 20, 1998

Dr. Howard Georgi, a noted physicist from Harvard University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 100 in the Marrs McLean Science Building on the Baylor University campus. Georgi's speech, which is sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa as part of its Visiting Scholars program, will address "Symmetry -- From Kaleidoscopes to Theories of Everything and Nothing."

A Harvard faculty member since 1976, Georgi received his bachelor's degree from Harvard and his doctorate in theoretical particle physics from Yale. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1967. He served as chair of the department of physics at Harvard from 1991 to 1994 and is currently a Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and a Senior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the university.

Georgi is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Physical Society. In 1995, he received the Sakurai Prize from the American Physical Society for his work in particle physics. He was written three books and more than 200 research articles and is active in physics education, particularly the status of women and minorities in the field.

Georgi's lecture is free and open to the public.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest scholastic honor society and the first American society to have a Greek-letter name. The first chapter was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The Baylor University chapter (Zeta of Texas) of Phi Beta Kappa was chartered in 1976 and is one of only eight chapters in the state.

For more information, contact Dr. Phillip Johnson, professor of Spanish, at 710-6003.

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