Nominations are being accepted for the 2005-2006 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics. The $10,000 prize, co-sponsored by General Motors Corp. and the AIP, is awarded on behalf of the AIP Corporate Associates for outstanding contributions by an individual to the industrial applications of physics. The award will be presented at the annual Corporate Associates meeting, Nov. 6-8 in Gaithersburg, Md. For more information, visit: www.aip.org/ca/iaprize.html . . . David Gross, director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics, will lecture on "The Future of Physics: 25 Questions That Might Guide Physics in the Next 25 Years," March 21 at 3:45 p.m. at the University of Rochester, Hoyt Auditorium. The talk will be preceded by a reception in Bausch & Lomb Hall at 3:15. Gross shared the Nobel for solving in 1973 the last great remaining problem of what has come to be known as the standard model of the quantum mechanical picture of reality. He and his co-recipients discovered how the nucleus of an atom works. Gross shares the prize with Frank Wilczek, now a physics professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was Gross’s graduate student at Princeton University when the pair completed the calculation that resulted in the award-winning discovery. The other recipient, H. David Politzer, a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology, was working independently on a similar calculation. For more information, contact the University of Rocheter Department of Physics and Astronomy at (585) 275-4351.
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