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Street Corner Science: Ask A Nobel Laureate

Find us in front of the Wrigley Building on the afternoon of Saturday, September 24 and ask the Nobel Prize winning physicist Dr. Leon Lederman anything you want about science, technology, and the physical world!

Dr. Lederman is Pritzker Professor of Physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous awards besides the Nobel, including the National Medal of Science (1965), the Elliot Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute (1976), and the Wolf Prize in Physics (1982). He is a past chairman and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a founding member of the High-Energy Physics Advisory Panel and the International Committee for Future Accelerators.

The 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Lederman and his partners for "transforming the ghostly neutrino into an active tool of research." In 1989, Dr. Lederman stepped down as Director of Fermilab and assumed the title director emeritus. He then served as Frank L. Sulzberger Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago, and pursued his increasing interest in the problems of science education in American schools.


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