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Ted Jacobson Speaks in Edinburgh and Peyresq

Ted Jacobson, Professor, spoke at the Gravitational Thermodynamics and The Quantum Nature of Spacetime workshop in Edinburgh. The workshop was held from June 16, 2008- June 20, 2008. His talk at Edinburgh was on "Thermodynamics of spacetime." Following his trip to Edinburgh, he gave a talk, entitled "Vacuum thermodynamics and gravitation" at Peyresq, France.

From South Africa to NYC

Jim Gates, Professor, spent two weeks in South Africa this past May. He visited the African Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS), both located on the west coast (Cape Town) of the country, and the School of Physics at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN), located on the east coast (Durban). The primary reason for his visit was to participate on a program that included Michael Griffin, David Gross, George Smoot and Stephen Hawking. Together, they celebrated the opening go the AIMS Research Center.

After his return from South Africa, Dr. Gates attended the first World Science Festival in New York City, which attracted more than 120,000 attendees. The five day event that ran from May 28- June 1, was a celebration or research and innovation. Dr. Gates participated in the following events:

To view pictures from Dr. Gate's trips to South Africa and New York, click here.



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