a symposium 100 years after the Nobel prize 

stained glass windows
by Harm Kamerlingh Onnes

Zeeman, Lorentz & the electron

Friday 11 October, 2002
program starts 10 AM
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Gorlaeus Laboratory
Einsteinweg 55, Leiden

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Free Admission

--> historical background
--> exhibit at the University Library

S. Haroche (Paris)
Atomic physics 100 years after Lorentz & Zeeman: Testing ground for the physics of quantum information

A.J. Kox (UvA)
Zeeman's discovery & Lorentz's theory of electrons

M.J.G. Veltman (UvA)
Was Lorentz our first particle physicist?

F. Wilczek (MIT)
Evolution of the concept of particle & the origin of mass

Organizing Committee: C.W.J. Beenakker, F.A. Berends, P.H. Kes, J.M.J. van Leeuwen, H.B. van Linden van den Heuvell

Sponsors: Lorentz Foundation, Leiden Institute of Physics, Pieter Zeeman Foundation, Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, Elsevier Science, FOM, Physica Foundation