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NOBEL LAUREATE TO DISCUSS COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT IN TALKS AT ODU SATURDAY

Nobel Laureate and Stanford University Professor Douglas D. Osheroff, who served on the panel investigating the Columbia Space Shuttle accident, will deliver a lecture on his work at Old Dominion University Saturday, Feb. 28.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. It is sponsored by Verizon and the IEEE Lasers and Electro-optic Society.

Osheroff will summarize the work he performed with the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and provide conclusions and recommendations in "A Report on the Columbia Space Shuttle Accident."

Currently a J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics at Stanford, Osheroff received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the discovery of superfluidity in Helium3. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Recognized world-wide for his contributions to physics, he has received the Simon Memorial Prize, Oliver E. Buckley Prize and MacArthur Prize.

Osheroff received a bachelor's degree from the California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

For more information about the lectures call 683-4467.

This article was posted on: February 27, 2004

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