Reines Lecture: Exploring the Cosmos

Samuel Ting
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
6:30 pm
NAS Beckman Center


The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a precision particle physics detector on the International Space Station. In more than ten years in space it has collected 215 billion cosmic rays with energy up to trillions of electron volts. The results provide unexpected new information on the cosmos.


The Reines Lecture Series honors Frederick Reines, UCI's Founding Dean of Physical Sciences and co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize for discovering the neutrino. The annual event brings world renowned physicists and astronomers to UC Irvine to give a public lecture and a department colloquium. This celebration honors the rich history of the Department of Physics & Astronomy and brings together faculty, students, supporters, and the community at large. The 2023 Reines Lecturer is Samuel Ting, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the charm quark. Ting now leads the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, the most sophisticated scientific instrument ever launched into space. From its location on the International Space Station, AMS is transforming our understanding of cosmic particles in the universe.

 Date: Tue, 02/21/2023

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: NAS Beckman Center

Open to the Public: Yes

Speaker: Samuel Ting

Institution: MIT

Event Details:

The 2023 Reines Lecture will be presented by Samuel Ting, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the J/ψ particle. 

Youtube Video Link: here

Sponsored by Department of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Physical Sciences, the Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Frederick Reines Fund.