Guest speakers on
Physicist David Wineland
"Quantum Computing and Other Applications of Spooky Quantum
Physics" will be the topic of the 30th annual Llewellyn G.
Hoxton Lecture April 10 by David Wineland, a physicist with the
National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder. The
free public event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Physics Building.
A reception will follow.
a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has won many awards
for his work in quantum optics, including the Department of Commerce
Gold Medal and the 1990 Davisson-Germer Prize of the American
Poet James Tate
of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for poetry,
James Tate will be the Rea Visiting Writer in Poetry in April.
author of more than two dozen books, and widely praised for his
ingenuity, verbal energy and unique style, Tate will make two
public presentations at U.Va. He will give an informal talk on
the craft of poetry on April 11 and will read from his work on
April 13. Both events will be at 8 p.m. in the University
won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his Selected Poems and the
National Book Award for poetry in 1994 for Worshipful Company
his visit he will work with students in the U.Va. English Department's
Creative Writing Program.
The Rea Visiting Writer Program is sponsored by the Dungannon
Foundation and the Henry Hoyns Fund.
Hidden structures of social reality
The social realities of human life will be probed by distinguished
sociologists during an April 18 symposium at the University. The
event, "Hidden Structures of Social Reality and Five Innovative
Theories to Illuminate Them," will be held in the Newcomb
Hall South Meeting Room from 2 to 5 p.m.
2 p.m. / Joan Huber, professor and former provost, Ohio State.
"Hidden Structures of Sex Stratification: Feeding Babies
and Fighting Wars"
Rae Lesser Blumberg, U.Va. William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology.
"The Surprising Story of Gender Equality in Human Societies"
3 p.m. / Randall Collins, sociology professor, University of Pennsylvania.
"Networks, Emotions and Attention Spaces: Implications of
the Sociology of Philosophies' for Sociology"
Murray Milner, U.Va. sociology professor. "Elites in India
and the United States"
Donald Black, University Professor of Social Sciences at U.Va.
"Violent Structures of Humanity"