The George W. and Mildred K. White Science Lecture Series at Otterbein University will present a free public lecture by Nobel Prize winner William D. Phillips at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.

The George W. and Mildred K. White Science Lecture Series at Otterbein University will present a free public lecture by Nobel Prize winner William D. Phillips at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.

Phillips will provide a multimedia presentation that includes experimental demonstrations and down-to-earth explanations about some of today's most exciting science.

Phillips earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Juniata College and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After two years as a Chaim Weizmann postdoctoral fellow at MIT, he joined the staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1978. He is currently a NIST fellow, the leader of the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group in the Quantum Measurement Division of NIST's Physical Measurement Laboratory and a distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute, a cooperative research organization of NIST and the University of Maryland that is devoted to the study of quantum coherent phenomena.

The George W. and Mildred K. White Science Lecture Series at Otterbein University was established in 1987. The George W. and Mildred K. White Science Seminar Fund sponsors the annual scientific seminars. For additional information, visit the website at otterbein.edu/ sciencelectureseries.