Australian Institute of Physics

South Australian Branch

Public Lecture
Sponsored by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Adelaide University Faculty of Science

Thursday, 26th April, 2001, at 7:30pm
in Union Hall, University of Adelaide ,

Very Elementary Particle Physics
by Prof M.J.G. Veltman

Physics Nobel Laureate 1999

In this lecture a very elementary introduction to particle physics will be given. First an introduction to methods and experiments, including a short description of the big particle accelerators such as at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Next a description of the theoretical methods is given, with the aim of explaining the essentials of modern particle theory.

CV of Martinus J.G. Veltman:

Born 27/6/1931 in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Education: High school in Waalwijk followed by study at the University of Utrecht. Ph.D. Theoretical physics Utrecht in 1963. Theory group CERN, Geneva, Switzerland from 1961-1966. CERN is the European laboratory for particle physics. Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Utrecht 1966-1981. MacArthur professor of physics at the University of Michigan, USA, 1981-1997. Professor Extraordinario, Universidat Autonoma de Madrid 1988-1996. John D. MacArthur Professor Emeritus of physics of the University of Michigan 1997. Europhysics particle physics prize 1993. Dirac Medal 1996. Nobelprize Physics 1999.

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