Hearne Eminent Lecture Series

The Horace Hearne Jr. Institute for Theoretical Physics created the Hearne Eminent Lecture Series to have leading theoretical physicists visit LSU and interact with students and other researchers and present their work to the LSU community and to communicate the excitement of research to the general public in Baton Rouge.

Year Speaker Title of Lecture Institution Honors/Achievements
03/22/2017 Andreas Winter

Quantum Shannon Theory - On the ultimate physical limits of communication

Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
  • ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Physics (2012 - present)
  • Professor of Physics of Information, University of Bristol - Department of Mathematics (2006-2012)
  • Whitehead Prize (London Mathematical Society) (2012)
11/30/2016 Matias Zaldarriaga

Deciphering the beginnings of the Universe: latest results and open questions

Institute for Advanced Study 
  • MacArthur Fellowship 2006
  • European Physical Society, Gribov Medal 2005
  • Sloan Fellowship 2004
  • American Astronomical Society, Helen B. Warner Prize 2003
  • Packard Fellowship 2001
04/15/2016 Seth Lloyd QUANTUM LIFE-How biological systems use quantum mechanics MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Dr. Lloyd is a principal investigator at the Research Laboratory of Electronics.
  • Member of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
10/14/2015 Robert M. Wald Black Holes in General Relativity The University of Chicago
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1976
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1996
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 1997
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2000
  • National Academy of Sciences, 2001
  • Charles A. Swift Distinguished Service Professor, 2002


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