Nobel Laureate Hänsch to Speak at U.Va. on Jan. 25

Jan. 19, 2007 -- Nobel Prize-winning physicist Theodor W. Hänsch will present his lecture, “A Passion for Precision” on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Dome Room of the Rotunda. A reception will follow in the Lower West Oval Room.

Hänsch, recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics, is director of the Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and professor of Experimental Physics and Laser Spectroscopy at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

He will discuss current and future instruments and techniques of high precision physics that “will open intriguing new opportunities for fundamental experiments including new tests of special and general relativity.”

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The lecture is part of the Nobel Laureate Science Lecture Series, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.