The Princeton Chamber’s annual Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture will feature a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb and at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Roy Glauber, a 2005 Physics Laureate, will speak on “Photons, Particles and Post-War Problems” on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The event is free. Go to www.princetonchamber.org for more information and to register.
“This unique, free lecture is open to the public and is the longest continuous Nobel Prize speaking program sponsored by a chamber held in the United States,” said Peter Crowley, president and CEO of the Princeton Chamber.
Glauber, a professor of physics at Harvard University and adjunct professor of optical sciences at the University of Arizona, was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study from 1949 to 1951.
A 1941 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Glauber attended Harvard University. After his sophomore year he was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project, where he was devoted to calculating the critical mass of the bomb. He was only 18 years old at the time. After working on the project for two years, he earned a degree summa cum laude in 1946, and a doctorate in physics in 1949 from Harvard.
Born in New York City, he was awarded one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence,” with the other half shared by John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hansch.