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APS Names Tate Lab a Site of Historic Significance

Tate Lab of Physics
Tate Laboratory of Physics
Alex Schumann

Tate Laboratory of Physics has been selected by the American Physical Society (APS) as a historically significant site for physics. This designation honors the pioneering work of the late Regents Professor Alfred O.C. Nier and his colleagues in the development and application of mass spectrometry, including the first-ever separation of the Uranium-235 isotope.

Only 20 sites have been selected since the APS Historic Sites Initiative began in October 2004. APS is designing a bronze plaque to present to the University to commemorate the historical significance of Tate Lab. A ceremonial unveiling to be held later this year will be scheduled soon.

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