October 30, 2013
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DR. OKSANA BIHUN, assistant professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
JOINT T.C. WOLLAN AND NOBEL PEACE LECTURES AT CONCORDIA
The Concordia College mathematics department will present joint T.C. Wollan and Nobel Peace Prize lectures featuring Francesco Calogero, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza.”
Calogero’s exploration of issues related to arms control and disarmament has resulted in more than 440 papers and two books. From 1982-92 he was a member of the governing board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, from 1989-97 he served as secretary general of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and in that capacity he accepted, on behalf of Pugwash, the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Joseph Rotblat and to Pugwash “for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and in the longer run to eliminate such arms.” From 1997 to 2002 he served as chairman of the Pugwash Council. His current research in mathematical and theoretical physics is focused on isochronous systems and related mathematical results.
T.C. Wollan Lecture – “Cool Numbers”
4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12
Morrie Jones Conference A-B, Knutson Campus Center
Nobel Peace Prize Lecture I – “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Desirable? Feasible?”
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13
Barry Auditorium, Grant Center
Nobel Peace Prize Lecture II and Oen Fellowship Lecture – “The Social Responsibility of Scientists: the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs”
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14
Centrum, Knutson Campus Center.
All three lectures will be followed by a reception.
Student Panel – “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons?” with a response from Calogero
9:20, Friday, Nov. 15
Frida Nilsen Lounge of Fjelstad Hall.
The lectures are also supported by the departments of physics, political science, religion and sociology as well as the global studies program, Division of Sciences and Mathematics, Academic Affairs, President’s Office and Concordia’s alumnus Brent Colby, who made a donation in Carl Bailey’s name.
The T.C. Wollan Lecture Series was founded in the mid-1960s with unrestricted funds from the National Science Foundation and was named in honor of Thomas Carl Wollan, respected as one of the founders of the mathematics program at Concordia.