January 30, 1997

Penn physicist to lecture at Wayne State as Martin Luther King Jr. visiting scientist

Larry Gladney, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will visit the campus Feb. 19-21 as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial visiting scientist program.

Gladney also will meet with Detroit Public Schools faculty and middle school students during his visit, which is sponsored by the physics and astronomy department.

He will give a colloquium titled "Charge Conjugation-Parity Violation, Bottom Quark Physics and the Early Universe" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in room 245 Physics Research Building.

Gladney's research with fundamental particles and his study of the "bottom quark" will be completed later this year at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Implications of his work are expected to shed light on the origin of the universe.

Gladney holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Northwestern University and earned master's and doctoral degrees from Stanford University.

He is the recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, a Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship and an Outstanding Community Service Award from the Black Graduate Professional Students' Association at Penn.

For more information call the physics and astronomy department at 577-2720.

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