Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM
Marshall High School
Nobel Laureate William Phillips
1997 Nobel Prize for Physics
1997 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the UniverseDr. William Phillips, renowned physicist and fellow at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), will discuss atomic clocks, atomic gases, primary clocks and related topics in a lively multimedia presentation featuring experimental demonstrations and down-to-earth explanations about some of today’s most exciting science.
Dr. Phillips fell in love with science as a grade-school student. After earning his doctorate in physics from MIT, he began working at NIST in 1978. There he pursued research in laser-cooling, and his discoveries have helped open up a new field of atomic research, expanding our knowledge of physics. His findings have found important application in precision timekeeping, important for both private industry and national security.
Co-Hosted by the MIT Club of Washington and Marshall High School
Open to all at no charge