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Nobel winner to speak, April 16

Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft will deliver a lecture on quantum physics geared toward a general audience Monday, April 16.

't Hooft, a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, will speak on "Quantum Field Theory, the Gravitational Force and the Future of Quantum Mechanics." His talk, which begins at 8 p.m. in the A-10 auditorium of Jadwin Hall, is the 2001 Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture.

t' Hooft and Martinus Veltman received the Nobel Prize in 1999 for their work in providing a mathematical framework to describe the electroweak interactions between elementary particles. In addition to receiving many other prizes and honors, he has had an asteroid, 9491 Thooft, named after him.

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