Professor Burton Richter
Nobel Laureate in Physics
Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator
will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 23, 2002 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.
Energy in the 21st Century
A native of New York City, Dr. Richter obtained both his undergraduate and graduate education at MIT. Dr. Richter is one of the original designers of colliding beam accelerators, the principal devices used in high-energy particle physics research in the world today. He became Director of Stanford's Linear Accelerator in 1984, overseeing the completion of SLAC's linear collider in 1987. Dr. Richter has continued to teach in the Physics Department at Stanford while pursuing his active research program and "long love affair with the electron." He has published over 300 scientific articles and was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1976 for his discovery of the charmed quark, one of nature's missing building blocks.
Spring Program 2002
Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 2, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23, Apr 6, Apr 13.