Kansas State University College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Physics invites you to attend James R. Neff Public Lecture with Speaker Sylvester James Gates Jr.: “What Abdus Salam Taught Me About Jazz.”
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 4:15 PM
Kansas State University
105 Umberger Hall
*Refreshments at 3:45 PM outside 105 Umberger*
Sylvester James (Jim) Gates, JR.
Ford Foundation Professor of Physics & Affiliate Professor of Mathematics at Brown University
In the early nineteen-eighties, Gates spent several summers at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics headed by physics Nobel Prize winner Abdus Salam. Salam once made a curious comment about jazz, which thirty years later resulted in an essay by Gates being cited by the Supreme Court of the United States on the issue of diversity.