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Contact: Teresa S. Thomas
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For immediate release:
March 22, 2001

Matter Versus Anti-Matter Debated For 2001 Buhl Lecture at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's annual Buhl Lecture will feature Jonathan M. Dorfan, whose work at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) promises to provide an experimental platform for answering one of the universe's biggest mysteries—what happened to the anti-matter produced in the Big Bang?

Dorfan's lecture, "Matter versus Anti-Matter," takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the Mellon Institute second-floor auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture and the reception that follows are free and open to the public.

Dorfan, the director of SLAC since 1999, says his talk will focus on results from the asymmetric B factory and the BaBar projects, which attempt to "provide solid experimental verification for some prevailing theories about how the universe got to its present state and why we are here."

This lecture is funded under the auspices of the Buhl Professorship in Theoretical Physics, established at Carnegie Mellon in 1961 by The Buhl Foundation in support of an outstanding theoretical scientist who would both have an impact on theoretical research and help establish directions for experimental investigations.


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