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The 2016 Robert Hofstadter Memorial Lecture, entitled "Changing Concepts of Light and Matter," will be given by Professor Theodor W. Hänsch, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and Professor of Experimental Physics and laser spectroscopy at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Prof. Hänsch is the co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics for "contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique." His work allows us to directly count the cycles of light that occur in a given interval of time, and is one of the most dramatic advances in metrology in the past century. Prof. Hänsch has made many seminal contributions to laser spectroscopy and he is the recipient of numerous prestigious scientific awards.