Physics Nobel Laureate Anthony Leggett to Deliver Lederman Lecture April 20

Physics Nobel Laureate Sir Anthony Leggett will deliver the 2015 Lederman Lecture on Monday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. in Perlstein Hall Auditorium. His talk is entitled, “Does the Everyday World Really Obey Quantum Mechanics?” The Illinois Institute of Technology community is invited. RSVP to kersh@iit.edu by Friday, April 10.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Physics and honors Leon Lederman, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988 and was the Pritzker Professor of Physics at IIT.

Leggett is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003 with Alexei A. Abrikosov and Vitaly L. Ginzburg for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.), the American Physical Society, and the American Institute of Physics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics (U.K.) and was knighted (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for services to physics.