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50th Anniversary of Gell-Mann's Quark Model of Hadrons Symposium

Monday, December 9, 2013
1:15pm to 6:00pm
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All members of the Caltech community are cordially invited to a symposium in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the theory of quarks and honoring Murray Gell-Mann, the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, on December 9th and 10th, 2013.

The symposium will begin at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, 12/9 in Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and feature distinguished speakers including: Harald Fritzsch from LMU Munich; James Hartle, UC Santa Barbara; Pierre Ramond, U. of Florida; Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute; Barton Zwiebach, MIT; and Caltech's Barry Barish, David Politzer, John Schwarz and Maria Spiropulu.

Professor Gell-Mann came to Caltech in 1955 and "working together separately" with Richard Feynman made many discoveries that have brought us closer in our understanding of particle physics, including his seminal work on the theory of quarks in 1964.  "For his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions," Professor Gell-Mann received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics, playing an important role in making Caltech the envy of the world in theoretical physics.

Following the talks on Monday, light refreshments will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event helps mark the historic impact of professor Gell-Mann, his extraordinary contributions to theoretical physics and their enduring legacy at Caltech. I hope you will join us to celebrate and share our excitement for future breakthroughs.

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For more information, please contact Carol Silberstein by phone at (626) 395-6685 or by email at or visit Caltech Celebration of Murray Gell-Mann's Quark Model of Hadrons.