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Professor Kunal Das Applies Physics to Everyday Life

April 17, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University's physical sciences professor, Dr. Kunal Das, will deliver the Chambliss Faculty Lecture on "The Quantum Guide to Life," Monday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. in the Boehm Science Center, room 145.

Das' lecture, which explores ideas from his new book, "The Quantum Guide to Life," will provide the audience with a completely different and novel perspective on familiar life issues, while framing the abstract concepts of quantum physics in terms that all can relate to. Two domains that have always been considered mutually exclusive come together here: the realm of everyday life (personal, social, relational, and financial) and the fundamental laws of physics.

Das is an avid researcher in the fields of nanotechnology and ultracold atoms, with ongoing funding from the National Science Foundation. His primary research interest is in nanoscale physics, spanning the fields of ultracold atoms and mesoscopic condensed matter physics. Currently, Das conducts research on the coherent transport properties of electrons and atoms. The author of dozens of refereed journal publications, he has held teaching and research appointments at several institutions, including SUNY, Penn State, Fordham, the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

In February 2012, Das was selected as a scholar for the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara. It is one of the most prestigious institutes for physics in the world and only eight physicists are chosen each year. His forthcoming book, "The Quantum Guide to Life," will be released on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, by Skyhorse Publishing.

For more information, please contact Sharon Reed at sreed@kutztown.edu.