Students to attend nuclear physics meeting in California


For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 1999

Four Abilene Christian University students will attend the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society meeing in Asilomar, Calif., Oct. 13-16. Dr. Donald Isenhower, chair and professor of physics, said between 50 and 60 students from the entire United States and Canada are awarded travel grants to attend the conference.

The ACU students are Cory Robinson, senior engineering physics major from Rule; Shawn Hayden, senior secondary education major from Abilene; Andy Brown, senior physics major from Ovilla; and Nathan Longbotham, senior physics major from Capitan, N.M.

"The goal of all of these experiments is to understand the proton and neutron which are the particles that make up the nucleus of every atom. The better we understand the fundamental building blocks of nature the better we can understand the structure of the universe around us," Dr. Isenhower said.

The Department of Physics at ACU offers degrees in physics, engineering physics, and microelectronics, as well as a two year pre-engineering program. It is one of less that 80 universities nationwide that receive funding for nuclear physics research by the U.S. Department of Energy. Students have attended many different graduate schools in various fields and found employment at some of the leading corporations in the world.

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