University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Abigail and John Van Vleck Lectures

Horst L. Stormer

4 p.m., April 4, 2002

Horst L. Stormer will deliver this year's John and Abigail Van Vleck Lecture.

Stormer is a Professor of Physics & Applied Physics at Columbia University and Adjunct Physics Director at Bell Laboratories.

He was a co-winner with Dan Tsui and Robert Laughlin of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics for "discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations."

The title of his public lecture is "Fractional Charges and other Tales from Flatland" and will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2002 in the Van Vleck Lecture Hall, Room 150 Physics. There will be a reception following the lecture in Room 216 Physics.

Stormer received his Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of Stuttgart and joined Bell Labs as a postdoc shortly after. From 1983 to 1992 he headed the Semiconductor Physics Research Department and became the Director of the Physical Research Department of AT&T Bell Labs in 1992. In 1997 Stormer moved to the position of Adjunct Physics Director at Bell Labs and became a Professor in the Physics and the Applied Physics Department of Columbia University. Stormer has worked extensively on the properties of lower-dimensional electron systems.