Professor of Physics Donald Spector, chair of the physics department, recently gave two invited lectures at Hamilton College. He gave an interdisciplinary lecture called “The Trouble with Waiting for Godot in Copenhagen,” offering an analysis of “Waiting for Godot” in terms of the interpretations of quantum mechanics. His second lecture, “What’s So Super about Supersymmetry?” was presented as part of Hamilton College’s physics colloquium series.
Spector, a theoretical physicist, has been awarded numerous individual research grants from the National Science Foundation’s Theoretical Physics division, as well as more than seven awards overall through National Science Foundation programs.
Spector holds a bachelor’s, a master’s and his doctorate from Harvard University; he joined the faculty in 1989.