Professor of Physics Donald Spector, the Philip J. Moorad ’28 and Margaret N. Moorad Professor of Science and Department Chair, recently co-organized a two-week workshop, set up to bring together theoretical physicists from undergraduate institutions.
The session, sponsored by the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Calif., was co-organized by Herb Bernstein from Hampshire College.
At the workshop, Spector, who is also a Kavli Institute KITP Scholar, presented a lecture on “BPS Duality and the Hydrogren Atom.” The workshop was a successor to a similar meeting in 2003 for which Spector was also one of the organizers. Both meetings have been held due to the strong interest of David Gross, director of the Kavli Institute and the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, in promoting theoretical physics at undergraduate colleges.
Spector, a member of the faculty since 1989, holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard.