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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxOctober 2006 - Issue 50


Dear Readers,

In the early issues of the Photon, we reported that Dr. Charles Misner shook the hand of the Pope, that Schelly Taylor was training for a power lifting competition and that Dr. Jordan Goodman was/is a talented photographer. These Physics Phun Phacts were a thing of the past---until now.

We’ve decided to bring this section back to the Photon. If you have any interesting information or facts about the department, send them in, and we’ll include them in our upcoming issues.

For now, let’s celebrate the latest issue, which is filled with exciting information about the department. Our News Section is filled with several awards and honors including Sylvester Gates recent acceptance to serve as a member of the LIGO Directorates Program Advisory Committee.

In addition, this month’s Research Spotlight was written by Dr. Peter Shawhan and the Alumni Spotlight highlights the educational journey of alumnus Brian Jemella.

I look forward to reading some of your exciting submissions and hope that you enjoy the latest issue.

Best regards,