Texas A&M University-Kingsville

10th Olan Kruse Physics Lecture

Hill Hall, Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 04/10/14 - 04/10/14

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

 Dr. Carlos Bertulani, a professor of physics at Texas A&M University-Commerce and world-renowned nuclear physicist, will be the guest lecturer during the 10th Olan Kruse Lecture at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

            His lecture—Nuclei in the Cosmos—will focus on the theoretical and experimental developments that shed light on the complex nuclear processes that control the evolution of stars and stellar explosions.

            The 10th Olan Kruse Lecture is Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in room 119 of Hill Hall, on the Texas A&M-Kingsville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

            Bertulani earned a bachelor’s in physics and a master’s in nuclear physics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He went on to earn a doctorate in nuclear physics at the University of Bonn in Germany. His research has taken him across the world. He has authored five text books, taught nearly 60 courses, organized seven international workshops and conferences and presented more than 230 talks at international conferences and workshops. He has earned several international awards and was named a Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2000 and an American Physical Society Fellow in 2012.

About Olan Kruse

             Dr. Olan Kruse earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Texas A&I University in 1942 and earned a doctorate from the University of Texas in 1951, after returning from service during World War II. He served as chair of the physics department at Texas A&I until 1987.

             The Olan Kruse Lecture Series Endowment Fund was established in 2003 for the purpose of bringing distinguished physicists to Texas A&M-Kingsville to make presentations to the students and faculty on current events in physics and astronomy. It is supported by private contributions.

             For more information on the 2014 Olan Kruse Lecture, call 361-593-3310.

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