The College of Arts and Science will host “Abdus Salam: From Rural Punjab to Trieste and Stockholm,” a Bentson Dean’s Lecture by NYU’s K.R. Sreenivasan, on Wed., March 30, 5:30 p.m.
New York University’s College of Arts and Science will host “Abdus Salam: From Rural Punjab to Trieste and Stockholm,” a Bentson Dean’s Lecture by NYU’s K.R. Sreenivasan, on Wed., March 30, 5:30 p.m. in NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).
Abdus Salam (1926-1996), who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979, was born in a small village in India, but, against all odds, went on to have an illustrious career in the West. He established a world-famous science center in Trieste, which was instrumental in fostering scientific collaborations between the West and the Iron Curtain countries during the Cold War.
Katepalli (K.R.) Sreenivasan is Executive Vice Provost for Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dean of NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Also the Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering, he has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Accademia die Lincei in Italy.
The event is free and open to the public. Call 212.998.8154 or email email@example.com for more information. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).