physics

Distinguished Lecture Series in Physics

Previous Speakers

The UW-L DLS series in Physics is co-sponsored by the UW-L Foundation, Inc., the Department of Physics, and the College of Science and Allied Health. The purpose of the series is each year to bring to La Crosse a physicist whose significant accomplishments and communication skills can inspire and enrich the careers of students, faculty, and the community in general. Lectures are open to the public.

Dr. John Mather2012 DLS Speaker:

2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics
John Mather, Ph.D.
Goddard Space Flight Center
"History of the Universe from the Beginning to End"

 

Dr. Theodor Hansch2011 DLS Speaker:

2005 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Theodor Hansch, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
"Passion for Precision"

 

Dr. Anthony Leggett2010 DLS Speaker:

2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Anthony Leggett, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Why Can't Time Run Backwards?"

 

Dr. Riccardo Giacconi2009 DLS Speaker:

2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Riccardo Giacconi, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
"A New Revolution in Astronomy 400 Years after Galileo"

 

Dr. Frank Wilczek2008 DLS Speaker:

2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Frank Wilczek, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Universe is a Strange Place"

 

Eric Cornell2008 DLS Speaker:

2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Eric Cornell, Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Stone Cold Science:Bose-Einstein Condensation and the Weird World of Physics a Millionth of a Degree from Absolute Zero"

 

Wolfgang Ketterle2006 DLS Speaker:

2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Wolfgang Ketterle, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Bose-Einstein Condensates - The Coldest Matter in the Universe"

 

Horst Stormer2005 DLS Speaker:

1998 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Horst L. Stormer, Ph.D.
Columbia University & Bell Labs
"Small Wonders: The World of Nano Science"

 

Joseph Taylor2004 DLS Speaker:

1993 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Joseph H. Taylor, Ph.D.
Princeton University
"Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity"

 

Robert Richardson2003 DLS speaker:

1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics
Robert C. Richardson, Ph.D.
Cornell University
“The Science Plans for the International Space Station”

 

Douglas Osheroff2002 DLS speaker:

1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics
Douglas D. Osheroff, Ph.D.
Stanford University
“ Discovery in Physics”

 

Steven Chu2001 DLS speaker:

1997 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics
Steven Chu, Ph.D.
Stanford University
“ Holding Onto Atoms and Bio-molecules with Laser Light”

 

William Philips2000 DLS speaker:

1997 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics
William D. Phillips, Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
“ Almost Absolute Zero: The Story of Laser Cooling”