People in the news – Week of Oct. 25, 2019

Publication Date

Three students presented posters on their research projects at the annual fall meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society in Crystal City, Va. The presentations included:

  • Jacob Feinstein ‘21: “Development of a Positron-Electron Annihilation Spectrometer to Characterize Defects in Crystalline Materials at Union College”
  • Colin Langton ‘22: “Development of a System to Screen for PFAS Chemicals Using PIGE at Union College”
  • Mia Villeneuve ‘22: “PIXE Analysis of Heavy Metals in Soil Along East River”

These projects were performed in the Union College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory with Scott LaBrake, senior lecturer and accelerator manager; Michael Vineyard, the Frank and Marie Louise Bailey Professor of Physics; and Heather Watson, assistant professor.

A new book by Rudy Nydegger, professor emeritus, was released this week. “Understanding Therapy: How Different Approaches Solved Real-World Problems” was published by Greenwood Press.

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