laureate to visit Linfield

A Nobel laureate will speak about how astronomers have traced the history of the solar system April 8.

The co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Brian Schmidt, will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium hosted by the Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium.

Schmidt was the leader of one of two teams that started to search for the answers to our solar system’s history in 1998. His group was called the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team.

Schmidt attended the University of Arizona and Harvard University. He is a professor and astrophysicist at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University.

The Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium was established at Linfield in 1985 as a means to bring Nobel laureates to campus.

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