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Memorial Symposium in Honor of the Life and Work of Distinguished Prof. of Physics - Joseph L. Birman (5/21/1927 – 10/1/2016)

When Oct 09, 2017
from 09:50 AM to 05:40 PM
Where MR418N
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Contact Phone 212-650-5558
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Memorial Symposium in Honor of the Life and Work of Distinguished Prof. of Physics - Joseph L. Birman (5/21/1927 – 10/1/2016)

Monday, October 9, 2017, Physics Dept., MR-418N, The City College of New York

Morning Program (in Marshak 418N)
(Chaired by Prof. Jiufeng J. Tu and Distinguished Prof. Robert R. Alfano)
9:50 – 10:00      Opening Remarks (TBA)

10:00 – 10:45      Prof. Chin-Sen Ting, The University of Huston
“TBA” (Introduced by Prof. Jiufeng J. Tu)

10:50 – 11:35     Prof. Barry Klein, UC Davis
“TBA” (Introduced by Prof. Jiufeng J. Tu)


11:40 – 12:25    Dr. Alexander Efros, Naval Research Laboratory
“TBA” (Introduced by Dist. Prof. Robert R. Alfano)

12:30 – 1:00    Short talks about Joe’s scientific career
(Speakers include Joan Birman, Sergei Tikhodeev, )

1:00 – 2:30    Lunch (in NAC Faculty Dining Room)

Visiting the Birman-Cummins Reading Room in MR-329


Afternoon Program (in Marshak 418N)
2:30 – 3:30     Remembering Joe (Chaired by Prof. Joel Gersten – with speakers include … )

3:30 – 5:30    Joe’s Human Rights work (Chaired by Dist. Prof. Eugene Chudnovsky)

Prof. Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University, on behalf of the APS Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists;
Prof. Alexander Greer, Brooklyn College, on behalf of the Committee of Concerned Scientists

(for which Joe had served as vice President for many years);
Prof. Betty Tsang, Michigan State, “Memories of human rights work with Joe”;
Distinguished Prof. Eugene Chudnovsky, Lehman College, “Memories of Joe and his human rights effort”.

5:30 – 5:40    Closing Remarks