March 20 News Conference With CU-Boulder Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman

March 19, 2006

The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a news conference on Monday, March 20, to announce the plans of Nobel laureate and Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman.

Wieman, who has been a member of the CU-Boulder faculty since 1984 and who received the Nobel Prize in physics in 2001 for his creation of the Bose-Einstein condensate, will begin an appointment with the University of British Columbia in January 2007. Wieman will retain a 20 percent appointment with CU-Boulder and will remain the director of the newly launched Science Education Project.

The news conference will be in the Coors Events/Conference Center, room 3, at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available along Regent Drive and in Lot 436.

For more information contact Barrie Hartman, interim spokesperson, at (303) 818-7496 (cell) or (303) 666-7874 or Jeannine Malmsbury, director of News Services, at (303) 492-3115 (office) or (303) 499-8246.

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