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 TU Science Café to focus on time


The first installment in this year’s Science Café series at Thomas University will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, featuring Dr. Harrison Prosper, the Kirby W. Kemper Professor of Physics and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University.

As a physicist, Prosper’s interest in time stems from time’s relation to other physical entities, such as velocity, energy, power and magnetic force. He holds a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He completed post-doctoral work at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Virginia Tech and Fermilab. Prosper joined Florida State University in 1993.

In addition to the perception of time, his other interests include high energy physics, cosmology, advanced analysis methods and Bayesian statistics.

The Science Café is part of “One Book: Time to Read Together” community-wide reading event taking place September in Thomas County featuring the book “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom.

A reception will be held before the Science Café from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the rotunda of Smith-Bonvillian Hall, TU’s newest building located on the Main Campus. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Flowers Executive Classroom of Smith-Bonvillian Hall. There is no charge for admission, and the public is invited to attend.



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