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March 16, 2005 - March 21, 2005

'Science: A bridge to peace'

Prof. Jerome I. Friedman

Nobel Laureate for Physics, Cambridge

Keynote Speaker

Jerome I. Friedman is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) and a Nobel Laureate for Physics. Born in Chicago, he developed a strong interest in physics during high school. From 1947 to 1956 he studied at the University of Chicago, receiving A.B., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. His doctoral research was done under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Fermi; and after receiving his Ph.D. he became a research fellow with Prof. Robert Hofstadter at the High Energy Physics Laboratory of Stanford University. Since 1960 Prof. Friedman has been a member of the faculty at MIT where he served from 1980 to 1983 as the Director of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science and from 1983 to 1988 as the Head of the Physics Department. Together with Prof. Henry W. Kendall (MIT) and Prof. Richard E. Taylor (SLAC, Stanford University) he carried out a series of experiments from 1967 to 1973 which provided clear evidence that protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus are composed of point-like constituents with properties consistent with those of quarks, particles that had been proposed in 1964 but never experimentally observed. What has become known as the 'SLAC-MIT experiments' paved the way for further investigations of the innermost structures of matter. For their pioneering investigations of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics, the three scientists were awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Office of Atoms for Peace of the Ministry of Science and Technology (not a public event)

Thursday, March 17, 2005:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Asian Institute of Technology

Information & free tickets: Phone 02-524-5005, Fax 02-524-6005,

Friday, March 18, 2005:

15:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Khon Kaen University

Information & free tickets: Phone/Fax 043-202-425, E-mail and

Monday, March 21, 2005:

10:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Science Center and Planetarium co-hosted by The Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King (not a public event)

15:00 Keynote speech and dialogue with young researchers co-hosted by the Thailand Research Fund:'Are we really made of quarks?' (not a public event)