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The Old Dominion University Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology will host a lecture by Anthony J. Leggett, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics, on Friday, Nov. 2. His talk, titled "Why Can't Time Run Backwards?", is free and open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. in the University Theatre.

The London-born Leggett will discuss the "arrow" (direction) of time that is built into our interpretation of everyday experiences and its origin, which he calls "one of the deepest questions in physics."

Leggett is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, where he has been a faculty member since 1983. He is widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and it was his pioneering work on superfluidity that earned him the Nobel Prize.

For more information about the lecture, contact Amin Dharamsi, professor of electrical and computer engineering, at 683-4467 or adharams@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: October 18, 2007

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