Renowned theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed delivered the first in his series of five Messenger lectures on "The Future of Fundamental Physics" Oct. 4.

Formerly a professor at Harvard, Arkani-Hamed currently sits on the faculty at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where Einstein served from 1933 until his death in 1955.

The Messenger lectures are sponsored by the University Lectures Committee. The lectures were established in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger, who graduated from Cornell in 1880.

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