BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two Nobel laureates and a best-selling author
will be among those honoring internationally known University at
Buffalo physicist Mendel Sachs, Ph.D., at a symposium to be held
from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, in the Center for
Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
Speakers at the event, "Fragments in Science: A Symposium in
Honor of the Retirement of Professor Mendel Sachs," will include
Willis E. Lamb, Jr. of the University of Arizona, who won the Nobel
Prize in physics, and Herbert Hauptman, UB research professor of
biophysical sciences, who won the prize in chemistry.
Buffalo native and UB graduate Clifford Stoll, author of "The
Cuckoo's Egg," will speak at a banquet to be held at 7 p.m. in the
University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 N. Forest Road, Amherst.
Stoll wrote the best-seller based on his computer sleuthing that
led to a group of international hackers.
Sachs, who joined the UB Department of Physics in 1966, retired
Noted for his work in quantum theory, he has authored two books
for laymen on Einstein's theory of relativity.
Among the speakers at the symposium and their topics will be
James H. Bunn, UB professor of English, "Relationship of Literature
to Physics;" Lillian Hoddeson, University of Illinois, "The
Invention of the Transistor and the Reality of the Hole;" Marcus
Cohen, University of New Mexico, "A Non-Linear Twist on Inertia
à la Mendel Sachs," and Joe Rosen, University of Arkansas,
Sachs will be the final speaker of the symposium, discussing
"The Influence of the Physics and Philosophy of Einstein's
Relativity on My Attitudes in Science: An Autobiography."
The symposium, sponsored by the UB Department of Physics, will
be free and open to the public. Banquet tickets are $26.
For banquet reservations or more information, contact Michael
Ram at (716)-645-2539 or by e-mail at