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Title: Personal Reflections on the Interaction of Science and Government and Possible Lessons for the Present Crisis (450th Brookhaven Lecture)

The 450th Brookhaven Lecture, to be held today, Wednesday, May 6, will be given by BNL Distinguished Senior Physicist Nicholas Samios, director of the RIKEN BNL Research Center and former Lab Directormore ». Samios will discuss "Personal Reflections on the Interaction of Science and Government and Possible Lessons for the Present Crisis" at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. As many members of his prospective audience know, Samios's distinguished achievements in science and administration qualify him more than most to take on this topic. Having received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Columbia University in 1953 and 1957, respectively, he joined the Lab in 1959. In addition to his work in experimental physics, he served as Physics Department Chair from 1975 to 81 and Deputy Director for High-Energy & Nuclear Physics from 1981 to 82. As a researcher, Samios made many of the particle discoveries that have helped define and lead to the acceptance of the "Standard Model" of particle physics, the accepted theory that explains known particle interactions. In particular, he is noted for the discovery of the phi meson and the omega minus hyperon, crucial elements delineating the symmetry of hadrons, which ultimately led to the quark model of elementary particles, a pillar of the Standard Model.« less
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Title: Personal Reflections on the Interaction of Science and Government and Possible Lessons for the Present Crisis (450th Brookhaven Lecture)
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Publication Date: 2009-05-06
OSTI Identifier: 1004908
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US201117%%473
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series: 1960 - Present, Upton, NY (United States), 6 May 2009
Research Org: Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY ; BNL ; GOVERNMENT POLICIES ; RESEARCH PROGRAMS ; INTERACTIONS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 01:16:18
System Entry Date: 2018-01-12