Michael Vineyard, the Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics, presented a paper, “PIXE Analysis of Synthetic Turf,” at the Seventh International Symposium on Energy in Manchester, England. The project was performed in collaboration with Scott LaBrake, senior lecturer of physics and astronomy, Sajju Chalise '19, Morgan Clark '17, Skye Conlan '18 and Zack Porat '20. Their focus is to measure the concentrations of elements heavier than calcium in synthetic turf blade and infill samples to search for the presence of heavy metals and other toxic substances.
Works by Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, is included on a new CD, “Tomorrow’s Air,” featuring contemporary works for orchestras and large ensembles. Learn more about it in this Q&A.