Obermann Afternoons with Chaden Djalali: "What do we know about the basic constituents of ordinary matter? A basic introduction to hadronic physics"

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Obermann Center
111 Church Street
iowa City, IA 52242

Chaden Djalali
Dean Chaden Djalali arrived at the University of Iowa in fall 2012 as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. However, like many of the scholars who work with the Obermann Center, his intellectual interests are wide ranging. He is not only a cosmopolitan student of languages and world religions, but also Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dean Djalali has kindly agreed to set aside the many demands of administration for one afternoon in order to share his continuing fascination with research in the field of hadronic physics.

Chaden Djalali is a highly accomplished researcher, teacher, and administrator. He was most recently at the University of South Carolina, where he joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1989 and served as the chair of the department for eight years. In 2007, he was appointed to a Carolina Distinguished Professorship in recognition of his outstanding research and teaching. At South Carolina, Djalali maintained an active research program in intermediate energy nuclear physics and hadronic physics and taught at all university levels, contributing significantly to undergraduate and graduate curriculum development. As a member of the UI Physics and Astronomy Department, he continues research in these areas.