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DISTINGUISHED PHYSICS PROFESSOR TO LECTURE

CHARLESTON, S.C., (Mar. 15)-- David Pines, professor for the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois, will present two lectures at 8 p.m. Monday, Mar. 27, and Tuesday, Mar. 28, in Graham Copeland Auditorium of Grimsley Hall. The lectures are free and the public is invited to attend.

     Pines will present, "Searching for Superconductivity: Low Temperatures" on Monday night and "Searching for Superconductivity: High Temperatures" on Tuesday night.

     Pines is internationally recognized for his contributions to the theory of many-body systems and theoretical astrophysics. He has carried out pioneering studies of classical and quantum plasmas, electrons in metals, collective excitations in solids, superconductivity, superfluidity, nuclear structure, compact X-ray sources and heavy fermion systems.

     Pines is editor of Frontiers in Physics and Reviews of Modern Physics, and is the author of four books. He is member of the National Academy of Sciences and a contributor to the National Research Council. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1963 and 1970; the Lorentz Professor at the University of Leiden in 1971; a Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at CalTech in 1977-78; and a visiting professor at the College de France in 1989.

     Pines received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his masters and doctoral degrees from Princeton University.

     He has received several awards that recognize his outstanding contributions in physics, including the Freimann Prize in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and the Dirac Silver Medal for theoretical physics.

     Dr. Pines lectures are presented by the department of physics' Distinguished Physics Lectures Series, which brings eminent physicists to The Citadel to discuss their scientific contributions. The Distinguished Physics Lectures are funded through grants from The Citadel Development Foundation. For more information, contact 953-5122.

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