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BYU physics and astronomy professor to speak at forum July 27

Steven Turley, professor of physics and astronomy and associate dean of Undergraduate Education at Brigham Young University, will speak at a campus forum Tuesday, July 27, at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building auditorium due to construction in the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Overflow seating will be available in W-111 Ezra Taft Benson Building, the Varsity Theater and 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building.

The devotional will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), KBYU-FM (89.1), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks and on

It will be rebroadcast Sunday, Aug. 1, on BYU-Radio at 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., on KBYU-TV at 6 a.m., on BYU-Television at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on KBYU-FM at 8 p.m.

Turley's lecture is titled "Was Einstein Wrong? The Difference Between Things We Don't Know and Things We Can't Know."

Turley has taught at BYU since 1995. Before coming to BYU, Turley worked for Hughes Research Laboratories where he was a senior research staff physicist.

His recent research has been in the area of extreme ultraviolet sources and optics; he has also done work in computational electromagnetics, plasma diagnostics, nonlinear optic, atomic, laser, solid waste and intermediate energy nuclear physics.

He has served as chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at BYU.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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