World-renowned Harvard physicist speaks at George Fox Feb. 20

Dalton Lecture: Dr. Gerald GabrielseA world-renowned Harvard University physics professor will visit George Fox University in February to introduce his research on antimatter and explore the role of faith in a scientist’s life.

Dr. Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard’s George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics, will present “God of Antimatter” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Wood-Mar Auditorium on George Fox’s Newberg, Ore., campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

About the Lecture

Dr. Gabrielse will speak on what it means to be a human being working in the sciences and address questions such as “What role does faith have in a scientist’s life?” and “Is there more to our world than science can say?” The event, hosted by the university’s Department of Biology and Chemistry, is the second installment of the school’s Dalton Lecture Series, an annual lecture featuring eminent scientists who are Christian.

“Dr. Gabrielse is an internationally known physicist who led one of the first teams to develop antiprotons, so we in the department of biology and chemistry are obviously excited to have him,” said Paul Chamberlain, PhD, George Fox’s professor of organic chemistry. “This is an excellent opportunity for our students – and anyone who has a keen interest in science – to hear from a leading scientist in his field. He will also share about the interaction between his science and his Christian faith.”

About Dr. Gabrielse

Dr. Gabrielse has won Harvard’s Levenson Prize for exceptional teaching and the school’s Ledlie Prize for exceptional research. In addition, he has received the Lilienfeld Prize and the Davisson-Germer Prize of the American Physical Society, Italy’s Tomassoni Prize, and Germany’s Humboldt Research Award. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and is currently chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society. He has more than 165 scientific publications. His research group at Harvard engages in a variety of atomic, optical, elementary particle, plasma and low temperature physics experiments.

Dalton Lecture Series

The Dalton Lecture series is named for John Dalton (1766-1844), a world-renowned Quaker scientist best know for the development of the modern atomic theory. Following the lecture, a reception and student research poster session will take place in the school’s Edwards-Holman Science Center.

To learn more about Dr. Gabrielse's visit, contact Jane Sweet in the Department of Biology and Chemistry at 503-554-2710.

This marks the second installment of the lecture series. Last February, the school hosted Dr. Kent Thornburg, director of Oregon Health & Science University’s Heart Research Center, for the first Dalton event.