UC Irvine will hold a symposium on Jan. 8 in honor of the late Herbert Chen, a UCI professor of physics who died in November.
The symposium on neutrino physics will be moderated by UCI physics professor Frederick Reines. Presentations will be made by scientists who knew Chen and his work in neutrino physics. One of the speakers, William Fowler, a Nobel laureate and professor emeritus at the Caltech, will lead a discussion on “Herb Chen and Solar Neutrinos.”
Chen came to UCI in 1968 after earning his Ph.D at Princeton University. He and co-workers were the first to observe electron-type neutrinos scattering off electrons during an experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. A research team working under Chen’s direction recently completed design studies for a neutrino detector to be located in a nickel mine in Canada.