Conference in Honour of the 90th Birthday of Freeman Dyson
(26 to 29 August 2013)
Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific and literary and public policy activities throughout his career. He is Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Physics and Astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His work on quantum electrodynamics marked an epoch in physics and he has made highly original and important contributions to an astonishing range of topics, from number theory to adaptive optics to space scientists and climate change.
To commemorate Professor Dyson on the occasion of his 90th birthday and to celebrate his lifelong contributions in physics, mathematics, astronomy, nuclear engineering and global warming, a conference covering a wide range of topics will be held from 26 to 29 August 2013 at the Nanyang Executive Centre. Around 30 world-renowned speakers congregated at NTU to join in the conference. Among the eminent speakers was Professor David Gross who had been appointed as Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Professor in relation to their visits.
Professor David Gross
is an American particle physicist and string theorist. Along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of asymptotic freedom. He is the former director and current holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a faculty member in the UC Santa Barbara Physics Department and is currently affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University in California.