Tribute to John N. Bahcall

A celebration of the distinguished life and work of John N. Bahcall will be held on Saturday, October 29, at the Institute for Advanced Study. The schedule for the day is as follows:

Scientific Talks, Wolfensohn Hall
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Welcome: Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study

Solar Neutrinos: Where Do We Stand, Art McDonald, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

Solar Models, Wick Haxton, University of Washington

Neutrino Oscillations and New Physics, Carlos Peña-Garay, Institute for Advanced Study

High Energy Neutrinos and Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays, Eli Waxman, Weizmann Institute

Coffee Break
Fuld Hall Common Room
10:45–11:05 a.m.

Quasar Absorption Lines, Buell Jannuzi, National Optical Astronomical Observatory

Nuclear Black Holes and the Nature of Quasars, Scott Tremaine, Princeton University

Galactic Structure and Dark Matter: The Bahcall-Soneira Model, Andy Gould, Ohio State University

Helioseismology, Peter Goldreich, Institute for Advanced Study

Dining Hall
12:30–1:45 p.m.

Tributes, Wolfensohn Hall
2:00–4:00 p.m.

Peter Goddard, Director
Institute for Advanced Study

James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman, Board of Trustees
Institute for Advanced Study

Martin Rees, Master of Trinity College
University of Cambridge

Boris Kayser
Fermi National Accelerator Lab

Edward Witten
Institute for Advanced Study

Freeman Dyson
Institute for Advanced Study

Steven Weinberg (on video)
University of Texas at Austin

Vera Rubin
Carnegie Institution of Washington

Frank Shu, President
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Norman Lebovitz
University of Chicago

Robert O'Dell
Vanderbilt University

James Gunn
Princeton University

Richard B. Black, Trustee
Institute for Advanced Study

Bahcall Family

Dining Hall
4:00–6:00 p.m.

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