News about the new equipment and summer setup.
The Ott fund, what it purchased, including laboratory equipment, Steve’s setup, the two gamma detectors, and Scott’s processor.
Dr. Warren Rogers, Blanchard Chair and Professor of Physics, was awarded the 2018 American Physical Society’s Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution. You can see the IWU announcement here. and the announcement on the APS webpage here. The citation on his prize reads “for his essential contribution to the exploration of atomic nuclei beyond the neutron drip line and his conception and continued leadership of the Conference Experience for Undergraduates program.“
Over 100 visitors stopped by the Burns roof patio to view the 2017 solar eclipse through a telescope, thanks to physics professor Steve Smith who organized the viewing event. Many put their cell phone cameras up to the telescope eyepiece to take pictures of the mostly eclipsed sun with some fairly good success.