Shelly Schultz Symposium

Sheldon “Shelly” Schultz was one of the founding members of the physics faculty at UC San Diego, who received world-wide acclaim for his contributions to the discovery of “metamaterials”, among his numerous other discoveries.

UC San Diego will be hosting a symposium to honor Sheldon Schultz’s kind personality and his successful life on  Monday, September 18th, 2017. The event will be featuring presentations and addresses from Shelly’s friends and colleagues he has gained throughout his celebrated scientific contributions.

The UC San Diego Physics Department and the Center for Memory and Recording Research invite you to celebrate Shelly’s storied life with us. Registration and further event details are under the Event page. You are required to Register/RSVP for this event to attend.

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Current Program


Session I- Spins


  • “Shelly’s Surface Studies in Physics and in Life.”-Lu J. Sham-UCSD
  • “Spinning as the World Turns-Discovery and Engagement”- Dan Pinkel-UCSF
  • “Shelly’s magnetism”-Saul Oseroff-SDSU

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session II-Discoveries


  • “Shelly warned me not to do it – so I did”- Don Eigler- “The Wetnose Institute For Advanced Pelagic Studies.”
  • “Metamaterials:A UCSD Discovery that Produced Revolutionary Science and Disruptive Technologies”-David Smith-DU

12:00-2:00- Lunch and informal visits to labs

Session III-Unexpected


  • “Shelly: Self, Science and Science Fiction”-Gregory Benford-UCI
  • “Shelly and the superconductors that fell out of the sky”-Ivan K. Schuller-UCSD

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

Session IV-Art and Applications


  • “Shelly at the Met and Other Stories.”-Harold Weinstock-AFOSR
  • “Shelly and the success of CMRR”-Eric Fullerton-UCSD

Session V-Memories


  • “Some recollections of Shelly Schultz and the beginning of UCSD”-M. Brian Maple
  • “Shelly and family”-David Schultz
  • Others
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