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xxxxOctober 2006 - Issue 50

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Peter Shawhan wrote this month's Research Spotlight regarding his work on Gravitational Waves.


Alumnus Brian Jemella, '03, took a break from his graduate studies and landed a job as a Reporting Specialist at the Columbia Bank in Columbia, MD. Read more about his journey in this month's Alumni Spotlight.


Theodore Einstein was quoted in Chemical & Engineering News on August 22, 2006. The article covered self-assembled honeycombs on surfaces. To read more about faculty in the news, visit the News Section.

The October Colloquium Speakers include John Hall (National Institute of Standards and Technology), E.F. "Joe" Redish (University of Maryland), Kevork Abazajian (University of Maryland), John E. Harris (Stanford University), Jogesh Pati (SLAC/Stanford University & University of Maryland). To view other upcoming events, visit the Up Next Section.

Sylvester Gates was recently accepted to serve as a member of the LIGO Directorates Program Advisory Committee, from spring 2007- spring 2009. The advisory committee gives the directorate advice on scientific policy, as well as management, technical issues and strategy. For more information or to read about more awards and honors, visit the News Section.

On August 14, 2006, Edward Redish gave the opening plenary talk at the International Conference on Physics Education: Physics for All, held in Tokyo, Japan on the topic "New Directions of Research on Undergraduate Physics Education." For more information, visit the Recent Events Section.

Please send in Phyiscs Phun Phacts, to or 1117 John F. Toll Physics Building- College Park, MD 20742, to be used in future issues of the Photon. For more information visit the Editor's Note section.