Physics Club & Hoodie Ceremony: John Wettlaufer, Peter Rakich, Yale University, “This Year’s Nobel Prize in Physics: the Selection and the Science”

Event time: 
Monday, October 9, 2023 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 59 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier for their demonstration of “a way to create extremely short pulses of light that can be used to measure the rapid processes in which electrons move or change energy.” Join us for an introduction to the Prize selection process by John Wettlaufer, A.M. Bateman Professor of Geophysics, Mathematics, and Physics at Yale University and a member of the Nobel Committee for Physics. This will be followed by an explanation of the science of this year’s prize by Peter Rakich, Associate Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Yale University.

The talk will be preceded by the annual Physics Department Hoodie Ceremony, where we will welcome new undergraduate students to the Physics major.

Host: Sarah Demers