Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Explains the 'Origin of Elements'

Wick HaxtonWhere did the stuff everything is made of, come from? A for-the-public explanation of the origin of chemical elements comes to Albion, as Albion College welcomes physicist Wick Haxton Wednesday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall. Haxton's presentation to Albion is sponsored by the national Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar program, intended to bring the country's top scholars into public forums.

A member of the faculty of the University of California Berkeley, Haxton is also a senior scientist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He taught for 25 years at the University of Washington, where he also directed the National Institute for Nuclear Theory. His research interests include neutrino and nuclear astrophysics and many-body techniques in nuclear, atomic and condensed matter physics. . A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of its Hans A. Bethe Prize.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College physics professor Charles Moreau at , 517/629-0488.