Thursday October 31, 2019 from 12 - 1pm
"Physics for Future Presidents" - Join Bob Jacobsen, Professor of Physics and Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters and Science, as he gives an overview of the physics all engaged citizens should know. He will also share how the content of this lecture has changed as the field, world and presidents have as well.
UC Berkeley Speakers:
Professor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, College of Letters & Science
Area of Research - PARTICLE PHYSICS
Bob obtained a B.S.E.E. from MIT in 1978. He spent 1976 through 1986 working in the computer and data communications industry for a small company that was successively bought out by larger and larger companies. He left in 1986 to return to graduate school studying physics and obtained his Ph.D. in experimental high energy physics from Stanford in 1991. From 1991 through 1994, he was a Scientific Associate and Scientific Staff Member at CERN, the European Laboratory for Nuclear Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland. While there, he was a member of the ALEPH collaboration concentrating on B physics and the energy calibration of the LEP collider. He joined the faculty at Berkeley in 1995.