Adams: BART Charter Public School hosts National Medal of Science recipient

The Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School is sponsoring a visit and public lecture by noted Brown University physicist Sylvester James Gates Jr.

Gates is a theoretical physicist known internationally for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. President Barack Obama awarded Gates the National Medal of Science in 2013. Also in 2013, he was the first African-American theoretical physicist elected to the National Academy of Sciences in its 150-year history.

In addition to spending time with BART students, Gates will deliver a public lecture, "What Does Math Have to Do With Reality?" at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the school, 1 Commercial St.

Seating for the lecture is limited. To reserve seats, contact Leah Thompson at 413-743-7311, ext. 708, or


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