Oct. 12, 1995
Vol. 15, No. 3

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    Research Institutes anniversary to be celebrated with symposium Oct. 19-20

    A space-shuttle astronaut, four Nobel laureates, a congressman and the director of the National Science Foundation will be among the speakers at a symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University's Research Institutes -- the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute.

    The two-day symposium, "Interdisciplinary Science and Technology: Past Experience and Prospects for the Twenty-First Century," will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 20, in Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

    Speakers will include Nobel laureates Norman Ramsey, Yuan Lee, Charles Townes and Leon Lederman; space-shuttle astronaut John Grunsfeld (Ph.D.'88); National Science Foundation director Neal Lane; Oracle Systems Corporation president and CEO Larry Ellison; and Rep. Vernon Ehlers, R-Mich., Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Science. Additional speakers will include several distinguished current and former faculty members and former students, as well as other representatives from industry and government.

    For more information, call Roberta Bernstein at 7022503. A complete schedule for the symposium is posted under "Upcoming Events" on the Physics Department's World Wide Web home page (http://rainbow.uchicago.edu/physics/).