As part of PLANCKS 2019, an international competition in theoretical physics, we have a rare opportunity to invite the public to a free lecture by Nobel Lauerate Wolfgang Ketterle. You can read more about the competition here, and more about the lecture below.
Professor Wolfgang Ketterle is mostly known for his work with Bose-Einstein condensates, and in 2001 he got the Nobel Price for his work on this, together with Eric A. Cornell and Carl E. Wiemann.
Ketterle is an Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Director of RLE’s affiliated Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA). He has been the John D. MacArthur professor of physics at MIT since 1998. He leads a group in RLE exploring the properties of ultracold gases. His research is in the field of atomic physics and laser spectroscopy and includes laser cooling and trapping, atom optics and atom interferometry, and studies of Bose-Einstein condensation and Fermi degeneracy. A major focus is the exploration of new forms of matter, in particular novel aspects of superfluidity, coherence, and correlations in many-body systems.
This lecture is targeted at master- and bachelorstudents of physics, though any highschool student with an interest in physics should be able to follow along, and get something usable out of the lecture. This means that the lecture would be ideal for a highschool class with high level physics, or anyone else with an interest in physics.
The lecture is completely free, though to make sure there is room for everyone, registration is required. You can find the registration form on this page in the near future. We will be happy to see larger groups, or highschool classes. If you wish to bring a group, please contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.