The outreach lecture for Miami 2013, in celebration of 50 years of winter conferences on elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology.


5pm Sunday, 15 December 2013
Wilder Auditorium
Department of Physics

University of Miami
 
 
Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes



Lars

PROFESSOR LARS BRINK
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN


Abstract:

I will talk about Alfred Nobel --- his life and his great donation that led to the Nobel Prizes.
I will discuss the long procedure by which the Nobel Laureates are chosen and describe some famous laureates.



About the speaker:

Lars Brink received his PhD from Chalmers University of Technology in 1973 and became a Professor there in 1986.   His field of research has been string theory, superstring theory, supersymmetric quantun field theories, integrable models, and particle physics in general.   He was a fellow at CERN 1971- 1973, a research associate at Caltech 1976-77, and a regular long-term visitor at Caltech for the following decade.  He has worked at many institutions for shorter periods, notably the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2011 and 2012. 

He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (since 1997), a member of the the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg (since 2004), and an external member of the Max Planck Society and the associated Albert Einstein Institute, in Potsdam. 
He has received various prizes in Sweden and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Craiova in Romania.


Professor Brink has been involved in the Nobel Committee since 2001, and is at present the Committee Chairman.