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Physics honors Wu with lectures

Professor Frank Shu, known for pioneering theoretical work in diverse fields of astrophysics, will give the Physics Department's 2007 Ta-You Wu Lecture in Physics at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 24 in Room1324 East Hall.

The lecture and a 1:30 p.m. symposium in Room 340 West Hall are planned as part of the department's annual distinguished Ta-You Wu lecture, this year honoring the late Wu's 100th birthday.

Shu is known for work in diverse fields of astrophysics, including the origin of meteorites, the birth and early evolution of stars and the structure of spiral galaxies. He will present the lecture, "The Formation of Stars and Planetary Systems."

At the symposium, Wu's son Dr. Po Chi Wu will provide opening remarks on his father's life and career. Then, Professor Hesheng Chen, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Professor Yuen Ron Shen, University of California, Berkeley, will discuss different aspects of the history, present status and future of Chinese science.

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