FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  March 2, 2006       
CONTACT: Dr. M.K. Balasubramanya, Associate Professor in the College of Science and Technology, (361) 825-6020; or Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336    


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WHO:            Six Time Nobel Prize-Nominated University of Texas Professor E.C. George Sudarshan
 
WHAT:          Light on Light: The Story of Quantum Optics       
 
WHEN:          Friday, March 3 from 1 to 2 p.m.
 
WHERE:        Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Science and Technology Building, Room 104

Nobel Prize Nominated Professor to Use Light show to Demonstrate Quantum Optics to A&M-CC Students

Dr. E.C. George Sudarshan, a professor of physics at the University of Texas, will give a presentation titled “Light on Light: The Story of Quantum Optics” to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in the Science and Technology Building, Room 104. The presentation, which is geared toward those with no specific knowledge of quantum physics, is free and open to the public.

Sudarshan is an author and six-time Nobel Prize nominee in physics for his work on the quantum theory of light. His findings were instrumental in laying the foundation of quantum optics, a field of research in physics, dealing with the application of quantum mechanics to phenomena involving light and its interactions with matter.

During the presentation, Sudarshan will give a demonstration of light which will include using a laser to project the image of a strand of hair on the wall.