The University of California, Irvine cordially invites you to a special
The Universe is a Strange Place
Professor Frank Wilczek
2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Monday, 12 June 2006, 8 pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Over the course of the twentieth century we have constructed a very
successful fundamental theory of the behavior of matter. Viewed from
this perspective, the world looks very different from our everyday
reality. It is a very strange place, and a beautiful one -- in
particular, we've come to understand that the building blocks of
matter appear as notes in a Music of the Void. I'll describe this
using a combination of facts, pictures, and jokes. Finally I'll
discuss some recent discoveries indicating that the world is even
stranger than we've understood so far, and how we're rising to the
PROFESSOR FRANK WILCZEK is considered one of the world's most eminent
When only 21 years old and a graduate student at Princeton University,
he did the work cited in his Nobel Prize of 2004. He has also
received many other prizes for his work in physics. He is currently
the Herman Feshbach professor of physics at MIT.
Frank is also
known for his ability to communicate successfully with a wide range of
audiences. Much in demand for public lectures, he has been
anthologized in the Norton Anthology of Light Verse and twice in Best
American Science Writing (2003, 2005). Together with his wife Betsy
Devine, he wrote a beautiful book, Longing for the Harmonies.
He will be available to sign copies of his new book, Fantastic
Realities, after the lecture.
TICKETS The lecture is free and open to the general
public. To guarantee seats, however, reservations are strongly
recommended. Reserved tickets will be held at the door. To claim
reserved tickets, please present photo ID between 7:00pm-7:40pm at the
Barclay box office on the day of the lecture. Reserved tickets that
are unclaimed as of 7:40pm will be released.
UPDATE (5 JUNE 2006) WE REGRET THAT,
GIVEN EXTRAORDINARY DEMAND, THE LECTURE IS SOLD OUT. UNCLAIMED
RESERVED TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
BASIS AT THE DOOR BEGINNING AT 7:45PM.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING The lecture takes place in the
renowned Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine. The
Barclay is easily accessible from the San Diego Freeway (405) by
taking the Jamboree, Culver, or University exit to Campus Drive.
Public parking is provided for a nominal fee in the parking structure
located directly behind the theatre at the corner of Campus Drive and
West Peltason and Bridge Road. Further information is available HERE, or by
calling (949) 854-4646.
POSTER A high resolution poster for printing: PDF
SPONSORS This lecture takes place during SUSY06, an international
meeting of many of the world's prominent particle physicists and
cosmologists, hosted by the Department of Physics and
Astronomy of the University of
California, Irvine. It is sponsored by UC Irvine, the Department
of Energy, and the National Science Foundation.
|Email: susy06 [at] uci.edu