ICTP is pleased to announce a colloquium by Nobel Laureate David Gross on "Fifty Years of Quantum Chromodynamics". In his talk, Prof. Gross will discuss the past, present and future of this theory, which was introduced half a century ago.
The event will take place in ICTP's Budinich Lecture Hall on Tuesday 23 May from 14:00 to 15:30. It will be livestreamed at www.ictp.it/livestream and also projected in the Stasi Lecture Room. All are welcome to attend.
Professor Gross will also be the main speaker, together with Nobel Laureate Giorgio Parisi, at a public event to be held 24 May; more details are available here.
David Gross is the Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and was formerly the KITP director and holder of their Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics. He is also a faculty member in the UCSB Physics Department and is currently affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University in California. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2020, he became Past President of the American Physical Society. Prof. Gross also serves as a member of the ICTP Scientific Council.
In 2004, Prof. Gross was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer, “for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.”