Inaugural lecture of the Erwin Schrödinger Distinguished Lecture Series by Sir Anthony J. Leggett
17. Mar 2011 — took place at the "Großer Festsaal" of the University of Vienna on Friday, March 18th, 2011. - Video of the lecture now available.
Sir Anthony J. Leggett (Nobel Prize in Physics 2003), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) gaves his lecture on "Schroedinger's Cat and her laboratory cousins".
The lecture launches the Erwin Schrödinger Distinguished Lectures - a new lecture series in Vienna - organized by the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) and supported by the Erwin Schrödinger Institute (ESI).
Sir Anthony J. Leggett holds the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur chair and is Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is widely recognized as a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics and in the foundations of quantum theory. His pioneering work on superfluidity was recognized by many prizes, amongst others by the Paul Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics, by the Wolf Prize in Physics and by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences (foreign member), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.), the American Physical Society, and the American Institute of Physics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics (U.K.). He was knighted (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 “for services to physics.”