Distinguished physicist to speak on laser technology

A distinguished physicist will speak at Bates College about lasers on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Building. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Steven Chu, the Theodore and Francis Geballe Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University, will deliver a lecture, “Application of Laser Cooling and Trapping: from physics to molecular biology,” as part of a two-day visit to the Bates campus.

Chu is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Optical Society of America. A recipient of a Humboldt Senior Scientist Award in 1995, Chu received the William F. Meggers Award for Spectroscopy and the Arthur Schawlow Prize for Laser Science in 1994. Chu received his Ph.D in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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