"Neutrino Studies at UH: from Uncovering Secrets of the Universe to Use in National Defense"

Dr. John G. Learned to speak at Downtown Speakers Program

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Karin Mackenzie, (808) 956-4051
Tamara Goldbogen, (808) 956-5780Colleges of Arts & Sciences
Posted: May 7, 2004

HONOLULU — The Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa continues its Downtown Speakers Program with a lecture on Thursday, May 13, by Dr. John G. Learned, professor of Physics and Astronomy. This free talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Savings Bank Tower (Bishop Square, corner of S. King & Alakea), 1001 Bishop Street, 8th floor, room 805. It is a brown-bag event so attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Neutrino Group has been involved in the study of the elusive neutrino, from nuclear energies to the highest energies seen in the universe. The group has participated in the discovery that these light particles do have some mass and play important roles in cosmology and supernovae. It plays an important role in projects operating in Hawaiʻi, Japan and Antarctica, from deep mines to the top of the atmosphere. Long-range studies also involve the potential use of neutrinos in national defense initiatives of the future.

For more information, please call the Office of Community and Alumni Relations, Colleges of Arts & Sciences, 956-5790.


Upcoming Downtown Speakers Program Events:
Members of the community are invited to attend a series of FREE presentations especially planned for the downtown business community. These are sponsored by the Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. All talks will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, 8th floor, room 805.


· June 10, 2004 — "Mark Twain in Hawaiʻi," Dr. James E. Caron, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of English: This talk will cover Sam Clemens‘ tour of the Hawaiian Islands, the letters he wrote as Mark Twain, and will be accompanied by pictures of Hawaiʻi, many of which are contemporaneous with his visit.