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  • Tower shines orange tonight

    Published: Oct. 26, 2010

    The Tower at The University of Texas at Austin will be lighted orange Tuesday, Oct. 26 in honor of Physics Professor George Sudarshan, who was awarded the 2010 Dirac Medal and Prize. This international prize is awarded annually to scientists who have made significant contributions to theoretical physics.

    Sudarshan has made his reputation in quantum mechanics and particle theory. His work includes the V-A theory of weak interactions and the quantum theory of optical coherence, which laid the basic foundations for these areas of physics.

    The Dirac Medal recognizes Sudarshan’s work on weak interactions, one of the four fundamental forces of nature crucial to the structure of our universe.

    Read more about Sudarshan’s work and the Dirac Medal on Texas Science and on President Powers’ Tower Talk blog.

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      Jose Reyes said on Oct. 27, 2010 at 2:10 p.m.
      Great job, cadets!
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      Don Elliott said on Oct. 27, 2010 at 12:37 p.m.
      I recall attending Sudarshan's first colloquium on Tachyons, particles that move faster than light. He endeared himself to many of us by setting a number of fundamental constant to 1 because, as he said at the time, "I can't remember where they go!" Congratulations!
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