The Yale Physics 2005 Leigh Page Prize Lectures were given April 12th, April 14th, and April 15th by Prof. Alan Guth the Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - Cosmic Inflation and the Accelerating Universe
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - Eternal Inflation
Friday, April 15, 2005 - Time Travel and Cosmic Strings: A Playground for Theoretical Physicists
The Leigh Page Prize Lecture series are given each year by a distinguished physicist in honor of Leigh Page who received his PhD in Physics from Yale in 1913. He was later acting Chair and Director of the Sloane Physics Laboratory. Professor Page devoted his time to teaching (mostly graduate classes), research, and writing several textbooks. Since 1967, several speakers in the Leigh Page Prize Lecture series have later received Nobel Prizes and other notable awards. In connection with the lecture series, a prize is offered to first year graduate students in recognition of their fine academic record and for the promise of important contributions to the field of physics.