

last modified:
08/26/2009


Distinguished Professoratlarge, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor, Tsinghua University. He is a Nobel Laureate (together with T.D. Lee) in physics 1957 for proposing nonconservation of parity in weak interactions. He also proposed gauge field theory, which turned out to be the fundamental mechanism of the forces. He has also made important contributions to statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics as well as theoretical particle physics. 



Title: 
Symmetry and Physics (PDF: 1.8MB) (PPT: 7.5MB) 
Lecture 1 
Date&Time: 

Aug. 3 (Mon) 9:45 11:15 

Place: 

Main Convention Hall 

Abstract: 

I shall outline in simple terms the historical developments that have made SYMMETRY a central theme in modern physics. 

Key Words: 
Symmetry 



Title: 
The Subtle Relationship between Physics and Mathematics (PDF: 600KB) (PPT: 3.9MB) 
Camp 1 
Date&Time: 

Aug. 3 (Mon) 17:00 18:15 

Place: 

304 

Abstract: 

I 
The 1975 experiment showing that a neutron after rotating 360 degrees has its wave function multiplied by 1. 


II 
The relationship between this beautiful experiment and a parlor game of Dirac. 


III 
Knot Theory. 


IV 
Topology of SO3. 


V 
The subtle relationship between physics and mathematics. 

Key Words: 
Dirac's Parlor Game, Knots, Rotation Group


Title: 
Stories about Some Great Physicists (PDF: 908KB) (PPT: 5.7MB) 
Camp 3 
Date&Time: 

Aug. 4 (Tue) 17:15 18:30 

Place: 

304 

Abstract: 

Included are stories about Einstein, Heisenberg, Dirac, Uhlenbeck, Schwinger, Salam, Chandrasekhar, and others. 

Key Words: 
Einstein, Heisenberg, Dirac, Uhlenbeck, Schwinger, Salam, Chandrasekhar, ... 

