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Physics Colloquium: John S. Toll Lecture

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Speaker: S. James Gates, Jr., Brown University and the University of Maryland
Title: Perspective on John S. Toll’s “OmniPolymathism” From An Age Of Skepticism
Abstract: I first met John S. Toll during the late nineteen eighties during the time he was leading the University Research Associates (URA) while it sought to build the Superconducting Super Collider. Had it been built, the ‘Higgs Boson,’ an elementary particle, would have been discovered in the USA, not at the Large Hadron Colliderin Europe. One night in the physics department, I saw an elderly gentleman and wondered whether he was lost. Little did I know then, this man was the creator of the modern University of Maryland. I learned this and many more things later.
This talk is a presentation about some of these lessons.
Read more about the Toll Lecture: https://umdphysics.umd.edu/about-us/news/department-news/1724-lius-toll.html

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