The John J. Karakash Distinguished Lecture

THE JOHN J. KARAKASH DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
SIR ANTHONY J. LEGGETT
"Why Can't Time Run Backwards?"
Wednesday, March 27 • 4:10 p.m. • 270 Lewis Lab
The fundamental microscopic laws of classical or quantum-mechanical
physics look exactly the same if the direction of time is reversed.
Dr. Leggett asks: What is the origin of the "arrow" of time?
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Sir Anthony J. Leggett

2003 Nobel Prize in Physics recipient Sir Anthony J. Leggett has shaped the theoretical understanding of normal and superfluid helium liquids and other strongly coupled superfluids. Widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among many other prestigious bodies, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 "for services to physics." Leggett currently serves as a Professor of Physics at University of Illinois. (Please note: Dr. Leggett will also give the technical talk "Bell's Theorem, Entanglement, Quantum Teleportation and All That" as the Physics Dept's Feigl Lecture on Thursday, March 28, 4:10 PM in 270 Lewis Lab.)


More About Sir Leggett:  

Profile Page: The University of Illinois
Official Website: The 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics
Wikipedia Profile: Sir Anthony J. Leggett

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• P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science


About John J. Karakash

John Karakash

John Karakash is one of Lehigh engineering's most revered emeritus deans and faculty members. He was perhaps best known as a philosopher of education and a gifted teacher whose devotion to students inspired them to achieve beyond their highest expectations.

"...Our goal is to produce good people young men and women who learn to think to the point where thinking is a habit, who have been exposed to and encouraged to develop and live by a set of values, who have developed methods and approaches to the intelligent application of knowledge and, last but not least, who accept the virtue of work as a vehicle of service and the will to work as a self-discipline.

-John J. Karakash (1914-2006)