Winner of Nobel Prize to give science lecture

World-renowned physicist Sheldon Glashow will speak Friday at Kansas University.

Glashow and two other physicists, Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam, received the Nobel Prize in 1979 for their discovery of new facts on the unification of forces.

Glashow’s work has led to the prediction and discovery of neutral currents, charmed particles and intermediate victor bosons. His efforts have launched an experimental effort with KU physicists at labs in Chicago, Long Island, N.Y., and Geneva.

Glashow is a professor at Boston University. During his career, he wrote more than 300 research papers and published three books.

His lecture “Does Science Progress through Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?” will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Spencer Museum of Art auditorium. The lecture is open to the public.