Leggett to deliver Rustgi lecture

Published March 21, 2013

Nobel laureate Anthony J. Leggett of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will speak on "What can we do with a quantum liquid?" at the 19th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture, to take place at 5 p.m. March 29 in 225 Natural Sciences Complex, North Campus.

The Rustgi lecture, presented by the Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, is free and open to the public. The annual lecture is held to honor Moti Lal Rustgi, professor of physics at UB from 1966-92.

Leggett, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, is considered a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, and his pioneering work on superfluidity was recognized with the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics.

He has received numerous awards in his field, including the Maxwell Medal and Prize, the Paul Dirac Medal and the Wolf Prize in Physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Russian Academy of Sciences, He also is a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), the American Physical Society and the Indian National Science Academy.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 for “services to physics.”

For more information, contact the Department of Physics at 645-2017 or ubphysics@buffalo.edu.