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
Department of Physics
University of Miami
Alfred Nobel and the Nobel
PROFESSOR LARS BRINK
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
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