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UNI lecture will ask 'Why Isn't God Ambidextrous?'


Paul Shand, department head, UNI Department of Physics, 319-273-2930,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Timothy Gay, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will deliver his lecture "Why Isn't God Ambidextrous?" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The lecture will discuss the idea of nature as being "handed" and explore new physics experiments on chirality that may reveal how life began on Earth.

Gay is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is as well known for his groundbreaking research on atomic collisions and polarized electrons as he is for his entertaining expositions on the physics of football. His lecture is part of UNI's Begeman Lecture Series.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paul Shand, head of UNI's Department of Physics, at 319-273-2930 or