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In the Spotlight: The 2019 Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lectures / Prof. Shoucheng Zhang's Memorial Service

The 2019 Robert Hofstadter Memorial lecture will be given by Xiaowei Zhuang, the David B. Arnold Professor of Science, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Professor of Physics at Harvard University, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Prof. Zhuang’s evening Hofstadter lecture on Monday, April 29, 2019 is followed by the Applied Physics/Physics colloquium on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  Please join us for these fascinating lectures (both are free and open to the public).

The Hofstadter reception  and dinner  will be held on Tuesday evening, April 30, 2019 at the Stanford Faculty Club. If you wish to attend the reception and dinner, please go to the following link to register on or before Friday, April 19, 2019.

Professor Shoucheng Zhang, our colleague and freind, passed away on December 1, 2018. This was a great loss for the entire physics community.

To honor Shoucheng and to celebrate his remarkable science and life, we are organizing a Memorial Workshop from May 2-4, 2019. Shoucheng has influenced many of us deeply with his great enthusiasm and unique talent for discovering the beauty and simplicity in physics.  We feel that the best way to remember him is to dedicate to him a lively workshop with exciting lectures and a lot of fruitful discussion.

As a celebration of Shoucheng’s life, the Physics Department of Stanford University and the Zhang family are organizing a memorial service on May 1st, 2019 at 3:30pm at the Stanford Memorial Church. You are welcome to attend.

Register for the workshop


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