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Mar. 06, 1998

Nobel Prize recipient to give campus address March 12

by Skip Derra

Nobel laureate Henry Kendall will speak on global environmental problems at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

Kendall, who took part in last October's White House Initiative on Global Climate Change, will speak on "Global Environmental Problems: The Next 50 Years." His presentation is part of the University Lecture series "Science and Technology for Sustainable Development."

Kendall is a particle physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and a founding member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, which advocates a secure and sustainable world without sacrificing the environment.

Kendall, along with Jerome Friedman of MIT and Richard Taylor of Stanford University, won the 1990 Nobel Prize in physics for pioneering studies that were important to the development of the quark model in particle physics.

Kendall has been active in analyzing U.S. energy and defense issues, and global issues of environmental pressures, resource management and population growth. His contributions to last fall's White House initiative focused on disruptions of climate and world food production. He is the co-author of numerous books on the arms race, nuclear power and renewable energy.

Kendall has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense, panel chair of the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Task Force on Alternative Fuels for the National Laboratories (May 1995-Feb. 1996), and a member of the National Academy of Science's Panel on Inertial Confinement Fusion. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has testified before Congress on the threat of nuclear war, energy policy, nuclear power and other issues.

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