Talk - 'Matter and the Creation of Our Universe: Cosmic Origins'

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

The University of Arizona Honors College is proud to present, with the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program, “Matter and the Creation of Our Universe: Our Cosmic Origins.”

The speaker is Wick Haxton, professor of physics at the University of California - Berkeley and senior faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Discover a new appreciation for the connections between life and the cosmos. Learn how astronomers and astrophysicists perform cosmic archeology. Examine the different speculations about the origin of matter in our universe.

Haxton joined the Berkeley faculty in 2009 after teaching for 25 years at the University of Washington, where he also directed the National Institute for Nuclear Theory from 1991 to 2006. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served the American Physical Society as chair of the Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics Divisions and was the recipient in 2004 of the Hans. A Bethe Prize from the American Physical Society.

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