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Larry M. Peterson (B.S. 1966)

                                                       

After graduation I went to Penn. State University. I am now a research physicist in Ann Arbor, MI.

I still enjoy playing pond hockey in winter. I am married with three children, three grandchildren. I am semi-retired after 40+ years of very enjoyable work as a physicist doing research in laser applications. My favorite memory is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Electrical Engineering, working in the Senior Physics Lab with liquid helium and measuring second sound; also building a simple mass spectrometer. I remember Engineering Day, when graduate students would set up demonstrations of the research work. My favorite professor was Professor C. J. Waddington, Mechanics.