Jerome Friedman

Nobel Laureate for Physics (1990)
Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT

About the speaker

Professor Jerome Friedman is an experimental physicist whose research included studies of particle structure and interactions. Together with his MIT colleague Henry W. Kendall and Richard E. Taylor of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, he was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize for Physics for the experimental discovery of quarks.

About the lecture: Exploring the Large and Small Structure of the Universe

Great progress was made in understanding the structure of the universe in the second half of the 20th Century. These advances were the product of  research in particle physics, probing the very small, and research in astrophysics and cosmology, probing the very large. These two domains are closely related in our current theory of the evolution of the universe.

Powerful particle accelerators and new astrophysical observations from both land-based and space facilities have produced surprising discoveries that are changing our views about the structure of the universe, both at the smallest and largest scales. But these discoveries have also led to new mysteries that are significant scientific challenges. At his lecture, Prof Jerome Friedman discussed the latest surprising discoveries disclosing the structure of the universe from its outer observable edges down to the subatomic level.

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Friedman Explains Role of Quarks, in Killian Talk
Tiny components of the proton, the quark is a basic building block of nature - its existence proven by Professor Friedman, one of a team of physicists.

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