W. Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
Dr. Richard A. Muller
"Military Secrets of the Oceans, Atmosphere, and UFOs"
Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 7 p.m.
Dr. Muller took an AB degree from Columbia University (1964) and a PhD (1969) in particle physics from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied with Nobel Laureate Luis Alvarez. Upon graduation he joined the faculty at UC Berkeley, and has never left. Currently he is a professor of physics and a faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Dr. Muller is well known for the diversity of his scientific work, which spans particle physics, astrophysics, and geophysics. He created a program to measure the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave radiation, and he was the first to suggest and use "Accelerator Mass Spectrometry," a technique that improves the sensitivity of radiocarbon dating by more than a thousand. At last count, Dr. Muller has authored or coauthored 139 journal articles, and he has authored four books, Nemesis (1988), The Three Big Bangs (1996), Ice Ages and Astronomical Causes (2000), and The Sins of Jesus (1999, a novel). Dr. Muller has received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship (the "Genius Award"), the National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award, and a University of California Distinguished Teaching Award.