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of the designation of Tate Lab as a site of historical significance for physics

Physics Undergraduate Program

We are proud to announce that the American Physical Society (APS) has designated Tate Lab as a site of historic significance for physics. This honors the pioneering work of the late Regents Professor Alfred O. C. Nier and his colleagues in the development and application of mass spectrometry. Most famously, Tate was the location of first-ever separation of the Uranium-235 isotope more than 70 years ago.

Date: October 24, 2012

Time: 2:30-3:00 p.m., with a reception at 3:00 p.m.

Place: Upson Room, Walter Library

RSVP: Julie Murphy, / 612-625-692

Professor Michael Turner, University of Chicago, President of the American Physical Society

Dr. Ben Bederson, New York University, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, American Physical Society Editor, APS Forum on the History of Physics Newsletter

Dean, Steven L. Crouch, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

The reception is by invitation only.

Following the reception there will be a colloquium given by Dr. Francis Slakey of the American Physical Society and Georgetown University. His talk will be titled Science and a Journey of Extremes, and will be held at 3:35 p.m. in 150 Tate Laboratory of Physics.

Click here for a campus map showing the Upson Room.