May 8, 2006
Colloquium to honor physicist Stanley Flatté
on May 11
By Tim Stephens
The Department of Physics has organized a colloquium in honor
of Stanley Flatté, professor emeritus of physics, on
Thursday, May 11. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.
in Thimann Lecture Hall 1.
The colloquium will provide a retrospective of Flatté's
long and varied career, with speakers from a range of fields
in which he has made significant contributions. Speakers will
include Abraham Seiden, director of the Santa Cruz Institute for
Particle Physics, who will discuss Flatté's contributions
to particle physics, and Thorne Lay, professor of Earth sciences,
who will discuss his seismology contributions. Two speakers
will address Flatté's work in ocean acoustics--Jeff Simmen,
director of the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University
of Washington, and John Colosi, an oceanographer at the Naval
Postgraduate School. Other speakers will be Serban Protopopescu
of Brookhaven National Laboratory and Rod Frehlich of the University
Flatté is a fellow of the American Physical Society,
the Acoustical Society of America, the Optical Society of America,
and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He earned his B.S. in physics from the California Institute
of Technology and his Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley. He
joined the UCSC faculty in 1971.
For more information about the colloquium, contact Judy Hobor
at (831) 459-4122