On March 4th, Sheldon Lee Glashow, 1979 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics came to Anhui University of Technology (AHUT) and delivered a lecture at AHUT.
Prof. Wei Xianwen, AHUT president, extended a warm welcome to Prof. Glashow. Wei then introduced to Prof. Glashow briefly about AHUT’s history, characteristics, talent cultivation, key disciplines as well as the international cooperation and exchanges. Impressed by Glashow’s academic achievements, Wei expressed his belief in the great influence of Prof. Glashow’s lecture to AHUT faculty members and students. Wei, on behalf of AHUT,conferred honorary professorship to Prof. Glashow.
After the induction ceremony, Prof. Glashow gave a speech to an audience of over 400 at the conference center of AHUT, entitled “Serendipity in Science: Does science evolve by blind chance, or by intelligent design?” During the speech, he shared his experiences in scientific researches and his understanding brought by the discoveries in different periods of particle physics development. During the question and answer session, teachers and students communicated with Prof. Glashow on the topics that interested them.
AHUT attaches great importance to the introduction of world-renowned scholars. Prof.Glashow’s visit marks a big step in AHUT’s international academic exchanges in the new year of 2019 and will be a great power of encouragement for AHUT faculty members and students to get ahead.