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McNeese Honors College Sponsors Lecture

McNeese Honors College Sponsors Lecture

Guest lecturer Mark Wyman(April 14, 2014) Dr. Mark Wyman, the James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University, will present a free lecture on cosmology at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the McNeese State University Business Conference Center. The event is sponsored by the McNeese Honors College.
           
The title of the lecture - "What Happened Before There Was Light? The Universe's First Moments and the Big Bang" - will focus on recent developments in physics and cosmology that might shed light on how the universe emerged. Wyman is a specialist in cosmology, which is the science of how the universe started and how it is structured, and has published several articles in this area.
           
A native of Lake Charles, Wyman received three bachelor's degrees from McNeese in English, math and physics, his doctorate in physics from Cornell University and postdoctoral work at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the University of Chicago and currently New York University.
           
Wyman has won numerous awards for his research, including a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship.
           
For more information, contact Dr. Scott Goins at sgoins@mcneese.edu or call at 337-475-5326. Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.