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Prof. Geral Gabrielse: "Setting Traps for Antimatter"

February 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
Hewlett Teaching Center

The Physics Department is excited to announce that the 2017 Robert Hofstadter Memorial lecture will be given by Prof. Gerald Gabrielse, the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard.  He started low energy antiproton and antihydrogen physics to investigate the symmetry between matter and antimatter, measured the electron g-factor to test the Standard Model’s most precise prediction, and examined the electron electric dipole moment to search for the T violation missing in the Standard Model.  He is "a leader in super-precise measurements of fundamental particles and the study of anti-matter."  In 2017, Prof. Gabrielse becomes the founding director of the Center for Fundamental Physics located at Northwestern University.  A fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Prof. Gabrielse is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Davisson-Germer and Lilienfeld Prizes (both from the APS), Italy’s Tomassoni Prize, Germany’s Humboldt Research Award, and Harvard’s prizes for both exceptional teaching and research.  

Prof. Gabrielse’s evening Hofstadter lecture on Monday, February 27, 2017 is followed by the Applied Physics/Physics colloquium on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, and dinner at the Faculty Club that evening.  Please join us for these fascinating lectures (both are free and open to the public).  For more information contact  A campus map is at


Evening Public Lecture (8:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2017) 
Hewlett Teaching Center, 370 Serra Mall, Room 201 (not Rm. 200 as previously announced)
"Setting Traps for Antimatter"

Trapped antimatter particles and atoms open the way to extremely precise comparisons of antimatter and matter - made to test the most fundamental symmetry of the Standard Model.

Afternoon Colloquium (4:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017)
Hewlett Teaching Center, 370 Serra Mall, Rm. 200
“Probing the Electron to Test the Most Precise Prediction of the Standard Model and Beyond"

The most precise measurement of an elementary particle property tests the Standard Model’s most precise prediction.  The electron’s measured charge asymmetry probes well beyond the Standard Model.


On Tuesday evening, February 28, 2017, a 6:00 PM reception and 7:00 PM dinner will be held in the Red and Gold Lounges of the Stanford Faculty Club. This special event includes live entertainment by Stanford student musicians, and requires online registration.  Please go to the following link to register:

The reception and dinner is $60/person; you will select your entrée and form of payment on the site above. Please remember to register and pay for the dinner by February 22, 2017.  Please join us for these wonderful talks and a celebratory dinner!  

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