Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft, Premio Nobel Prize in physics 1999, visit the Faculty of Sciences

Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft, Premio Nobel Prize in physics 1999, visit the Faculty of Sciences

It will be a busy schedule of activities from Monday 11 until Thursday, December 14.

The Nobel Prize in physics, in 1999, Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft will visit the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile between Monday 11-Thursday, December 14, period in which held a series of activities with academics, University students, teachers of schools, school and community Campus Juan Gómez Millas, in addition to other powers and social organizations of the municipality of Macul Ñuñoa and authorities.

On the occasion of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Sciences visited us in December 2015 seven Nobel prizes and two winners of the Fields Medal. These were the Dr. George SmootNobel Prize in Physics 2006; Dr. Harald zur HausenNobel Prize of Biology 2008; Dr. Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize in chemistry 2008; DRA. ADA YonathNobel Prize of chemistry 2009; Dr. Bruce Alan BeutlerNobel Prize in medicine and Physiology, 2011; Dr. John GurdonNobel Prize of biology 2012; Dr. William MoernerNobel Prize of chemistry 2014; Dr. Efim Zelmanov, Medal Fields 1994 and Dr. Cédric Villani, Medal Fields 2010.

It was considered among our guests Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft but force majeure prevented to accompany the delegation that visited us two years ago. For this reason, the prominent Dutch scientist comes next week to our country, specifically to the Faculty of Sciences to conduct a series of lectures and meetings open with physicists and mathematicians and the community of Campus Juan Gómez Millas. In this last event, he will share with Dr. Humberto Maturana and the national singer Anita Tijoux to talk about science, innovation and artistic creation in an act that has been called "Discussion of John"that it will be moderated by the journalist Soledad Onetto, and that it will develop at 10:00 of Wednesday, December 13 in the Central square of our Campus.

Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft also recorded one capsule for CNN-CHILE counting his research in an interview which will be conducted by the academic in the Department of mathematics, Dr. Nicolás Libedisnky Silva, one of the managers of his coming.

Like his predecessors, Dr. Hooft will receive the distinction "Doctor Honoris cancellations" in a ceremony that will be presided over by the Rector of the University of Chile, Dr. Ennio Vivaldi Véjar, at noon on Thursday, December 14, at the Aula Magna of our unit Academic.

Biographical and academic data of Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft

Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft was born on July 5, 1946 in the Dutch town of Den Helder. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) where in 1969 he began to work on his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Martinus Veltman. In 1972 he obtained a Ph.d. with the thesis "Renormalization Procedure for Yang-Mills Fields" ("procedure of renormalization for Campos of Yang-Mills").

Since 1974 the Professor ' t Hooft has held teaching positions at the University of Utrecht, first as an Assistant and from 1977 as a Professor of physics. In addition, between 1972 and 1974 he worked at the European Laboratory of physical of particles (CERN) and has been visiting Professor, among others, at the universities of Harvard, Stanford, Boston and Duke (United States), at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), as well as in the California Institute of technology.

He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences; the Royal Academy of science, letters and fine arts of Belgium; of the Academy national of the Sciences of United States; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Academy of Sciences of Paris, among other prestigious scientific institutions.

Among the awards and honors granted to Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft stands out above all the Nobel Prize in physics who won in 1999 and that shared with Dr. Martinus Veltman, by "elucidating the quantum structure of the electro-weak interactions in Physics". Along with this award Professor ' t Hooft has received many other prizes and scientific awards, among them: the prize Dannie Heineman of nonassociative (1979) awarded by the American physical society; the Wolf Prize (1982), granted by the State of Israel; the medal Pius XI (1983) granted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; the Lorentz Medal (1986), granted by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences; the Franklin Medal (1995), awarded by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, United States; the medal Oskar Klein (1999) awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy and in high energy physics (1999) award by the European physical society.

Next to these scientific distinctions Professor ' t Hooft has also received civil awards as the "Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw" (distinction

Dutch, 1999) and the "Légion d 'Honneur" (French distinction, 2001). Also Doctor Honoris Causa, among others, by the universities of Chicago, United States, in 1982, Leuven, Belgium, in 1996, Bologna, Italy, in 1998 and the State University of Ohio, United States, in 2003. In 2005 the University of Salamanca granted, likewise, the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa in Sciences.

Chronogram of activities of Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft in our Faculty: Monday, December 11:

14:30-15:30 hours: Recording of capsule for CNN-CHILE. Interview by Dr. Nicolás Libedinsky Silva, academic Department of mathematics. Gardens of the Faculty of Sciences.

16:30-18:00 hours: Discussion with Dr. Miguel Kiwi and Dr. Jorge Soto, moderated by Dr. Víctor Muñoz. Aimed at students and teachers of physics and mathematics. Talk in English. Auditorium Maria Ghilardi Venegas. .

Tuesday, December 12:

10:00-11:00 hours: Talk in the Faculty of Sciences, addressed to students and university professors. Talk in English. Auditorium Maria Ghilardi Venegas.

15:30-16:30 hours: Visit the Liceo Municipal Simon Bolivar in Las Condes. Meeting with school children. Tomás Moro 1651. Las Condes.

Wednesday, December 13:

10:00-12:00 hours: "Discussion of John". Meeting of the science, innovation and artistic creation in the Central Plaza of Campus Juan Gómez Millas. Participating Dr. Gerardus ' t Hooft, Dr. Humberto Maturana and national singer Anita Tijoux. Moderated by the journalist Soledad Onetto. Event open to the public.

Thursday, November 14:

12:00-13:30 hours: "Doctor Honoris Causa" ceremony with the presence of the Rector of the University of Chile, Dr. Ennio Vivaldi Véjar. Aula Magna of the Faculty of Sciences.

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