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Department Colloquium | George Uhlenbeck: His life, his science

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
4:00 AM
340 West Hall

Speaker: George Ford (U-M Physics)

This lecture will be based largely on a memoir Professor George Ford wrote and which was published earlier this year by the National Academy of Science. He will first tell something of Uhlenbeck's origins and early education, including the discovery of electron spin, made jointly with Samuel Goudsmit when they were both students at Leiden. In describing his later life, the emphasis will be on the influence Uhlenbeck and his colleagues had on our Department of Physics.

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM in 337 West Hall