Leigh Page Prize Lectures Fall 2009

October 1, 2009

The Yale Physics 2009 Leigh Page Prize Lectures were held September 28th, September 29th and September 30th 2009 by John Mather from NASA.

Monday, September 28, 2009 - How did the Universe make people? A brief history of the Universe, from the beginning to the end

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - Progress on the James Webb Space Telescope – Successor to the Hubble Space Telescope

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - Basic physics questions addressed by astrophysics

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.

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