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Osheroff to Speak

Stanford University Professor Douglas D. Osheroff will present the 30th Annual Nobel Laureate in Science Lecture at CSULB on Tuesday, March 6.

The program titled “How Advances In Science Are Made” takes place from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. in the University Student Union Ballroom and is free to the public.

Osheroff, a co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Laureate in physics for discovery of superfluidity in helium-3, is a professor in the departments of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford, where his research efforts focus on quantum fluids and solids and glasses at ultra-low temperatures. In 1981, he received both the MacArthur Fellowship and the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize. He also was head of the Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department at Bell Laboratories from 1981-1987.

He describes his 15 years at Bell Laboratories as an unbeatable environment for doing research due to the combination of in-house support for basic science and first-rate collaborators. However, his wife recognized that he had a call to teach, which led to his current position at Stanford where he continues to work on superfluid and solid helium. He serves on the board of advisors of Scientists and Engineers for America, an organization focused on promoting sound science in American government.

For more information about the CSULB Nobel Laureate Lecture, contact Carol Menard-Fulthorp at 562/985-7562.