Mitchell R. Wayne, a professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, will present the 2016 Hesburgh Lecture, “Einstein: How One Mild-Mannered Physicist Changed the Way We Understand Our World,” on Monday, March 21, in Franz Hall Room 120, at 7:15 p.m. His talk is free and open to the public.
Wayne will explain some of Albert Einstein’s more significant discoveries, how they changed understanding of the laws of nature, and their relevance to today’s world. Einstein’s enormous influence is still being felt today with the exciting new discovery of gravitational waves.
Wayne has served as chair of the Notre Dame physics department and as associate dean of the College of Science. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of California, and is the recipient of the Kaneb Teaching Award and the Shilts-Leonard Teaching Award.
The event is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Portland and the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or further information contact the Garaventa Center at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.