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Archive for April, 2014

MINERvA in the CERN Courier

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A good writeup of the MINERvA experiment.

http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/56606

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

April 29th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Posted in Neutrinos,Research

Side by Side with the Columbus Symphony

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Prof. Robertson playing 2nd oboe with the Columbus Symphony in their "Side by Side with the CSO" outreach event.

Prof. Robertson plays 2nd oboe with the Columbus Symphony in their “Side by Side with the CSO” outreach event.

Written by David Robertson

April 29th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Westerville Starry Night 2014

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Otterbein Physics put on a great show again at the second annual Westerville Starry Night fair on April 6. Junior physics majors Ron “RJ” Smith and Philip Kellogg, and freshman Michael Highman, ran an array of fun demos including van de Graaf generator, spinning bicycle wheels, and shop-vac shrinkwrapping. They also made liquid nitrogen ice cream for about 250 people.  Good fun!

Philip and RJ make ice cream.

Philip and RJ making ice cream…

Michael at the turntable -- mysteries of angular momentum!

Michael (striped shirt) initiates a student into the mysteries of angular momentum…

RJ prepares to unleash the full weight of the atmosphere on a trusting student...

RJ prepares to unleash the full weight of the atmosphere on a trusting student…

Written by David Robertson

April 16th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Posted in Outreach

Lunar Eclipse at Fermilab

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While on graveyard shift on MINERvA, I went outside for a minute to shoot a picture of the rust-colored moon during the lunar eclipse. You can see it here, just to the left of Wilson Hall at night.IMG_1249_smaller

Written by Nathaniel Tagg

April 15th, 2014 at 7:37 am

Posted in Uncategorized