Spotlight: Robert Compton
Origin of the Universe and Life on Earth
Compton’s family moved to Oak Ridge in 1943 so that his father could take a job at Y-12 during the Manhattan Project. Compton has a PhD in physics and worked at ORNL until his retirement as a Senior Corporate Fellow in 1996. He then worked as a professor of physics and chemistry at the University of Tennessee until his retirement in 2015.
Compton will present some recent scientific ideas as to the beginning of the Universe from nothing. His discussion will focus on efforts to determine the age of the Universe, Earth, and Life on Earth.
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