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AAMU Announces Date of Nobel Laureate Lecture

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Alabama A&M University has announced the 2012 date for its annual public lecture featuring a Nobel Laureate. 


Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn, professor of physics, at the University of California
Santa Barbara, is slated to deliver the 15th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, November 2, in the Dawson Building auditorium on the campus of AAMU.   


Kohn.jpgThe series is named in honor of the late professor and physicist who significantly advanced the physics program at AAMU.


Dr. Kohn was the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with John Pople, for the development of the density functional theory, which made it possible to integrate quantum mechanical effects in electronic density.  AAMU physicists claim this development led to many insights and became an essential tool for electronic materials, atomic and molecular structure.


Kohn will deliver a lecture on “Density Functional Theory for Novices and Experts.”  Organizers note that Kohn’s lecture should be of interest to the general Huntsville community, but especially luring to physicists, the scientific community, the U. S. Army, as well as NASA, SMDC and MICOM.


For additional information, contact Sheral Roberson at (26) 372-8793 or e-mail

- Jerome Saintjones

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