The development of Nuclear Physics,
and its closely allied field, Particle Physics, has been a major intellectual
achievement of the twentieth century. The atomic nucleus has revealed totally
unexpected phenomena which the physicists of the preceding centuries had
never encountered. Never before had a field of science so thoroughly captured
the public's attention with a mixture of fascination and dread. The atomic
nucleus has been and continues to be a laboratory where newly discovered
forces and symmetries of nature are revealed. This series of lectures will
explore the scientific and social/political issues that the atomic nucleus
has forced us to confront over the past century, and into the next century.
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Speaker Date Lecture
Konrad Aniol October 25, 2000 The Discovery of Radioactivity - A hint of new forces.
Martin Epstein November 8, 2000
The Race for Nuclear Weapons - Why Germany did
not develop the bomb.
Konrad Aniol November 29, 2000
The Downfall of the old Symmetries - Discovering new
Contact the Physics and Astronomy Department ( 323-343-2100,firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.