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January 10, 2005 - January 15, 2005

'How basic science drives technological progress'

Prof. Sheldon Lee Glashow

Nobel Laureate for Physics, Boston

Keynote Speaker

Sheldon L. Glashow is a Professor of Physics at Boston University who was awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physics together with Prof. Abdus Salam and Prof. Steven Weinberg for their complementary efforts in formulating the electroweak theory, which explains the unity of electromagnetism and the weak force. Prof. Glashow was born in New York and educated at Cornell and Harvard University, obtaining his Ph.D. in Physics in 1959. He joined the Faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 1961 and returned to Harvard as a Professor of Physics in 1967. Since 1982 he worked as a research scientist at the universities of Houston and Boston. Throughout his career Prof. Glashow has done seminal research in the fields of elementary particle physics and cosmology. He invented a new property for quarks, which are the fundamental particles that constitute baryons and mesons. His work led to the prediction of neutral currents, charmed particles, and intermediate vector bosons. He played a key role in unifying the weak and electromagnetic forces and in creating today's successful 'standard model of particle physics'. More recently, Prof. Glashow has devised novel tests of Einstein's special theory of relativity, proposed an intriguing form of the neutrino mass matrix, and has excluded the possibility of a universe that is matter-antimatter symmetric.

Monday, January 10, 2005:

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

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

Tuesday, January 11, 2005:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Bangkok Christian College in cooperation with The Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King (not a public event)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005:

15:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Khon Kaen University

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

Saturday, January 15, 2005:

11:00 Keynote speech and dialogue with young researchers hosted by the Thailand Research Fund at Felix River Kwai Hotel in Kanchanaburi (not a public event)