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James Gimzewski guest for Stephenson Distinguished Lecture
March 11, 2009

The department of Physics and Astronomy’s Stephenson Distinguished Lecture will feature James K. Gimzewski, a leading authority on nanotechnology research. The lecture, Nano Tips: Exploring This Planet, Your Body and Beyond, will be on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Webster Physical Science Building, Room 16.

Gimzewski is a distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, director of the Nano & Pico Characterization lab at the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute and scientific director of the UCLA Art/Sci Center & Lab.

He pioneered research on mechanical and electrical contacts with single atoms and molecules using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and was … » More …

Regents to meet Friday at WSU Vancouver
January 30, 2008

PULLMAN – A variety of building and infrastructure improvement projects will be on the agenda for approval when the Board of Regents of WSU meets Friday (Feb.1) at the WSU Vancouver campus.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 129 of the Administration Building. The agenda for the meeting is available at http://www.regents.wsu.edu/meeting-materials/200801Agenda.pdf

The regents will be asked to approve beginning the process of selecting a design-build team for Phase III of the Martin Stadium renovation. That phase of the project is budgeted at $42 million; construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2009. It will add upper level … » More …

Light-stopping scientist to give Stephenson lecture
March 21, 2003

The scientist who first slowed, and then stopped light will deliver the annual S. Town Stephenson Distinguished Lecture at Washington State University. The talk, “Light at Bicycle Speed…and Slower, Yet!” by Harvard physicist Lene Vestergaard Hau is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Webster Physics Building room 16.In 1999, Hau slowed pulses of light to an incredible 37 miles per hour from its maximum speed of 186,000 miles per second. Later, she completely stopped light for a brief one-thousandth of a second and released it at its full original speed and intensity. Hau accomplished her feat by sending a beam of light … » More …