Posts Tagged ‘ physics ’

Weymouth noted for career in archaeological geology

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15

John Weymouth, emeritus professor of physics, has been selected for a national honor from the Geological Society of America recognizing his outstanding contributions to the field of archaeological geology. He has been named the 2012 recipient of the Rip Rapp Archaeological Geology Award. Weymouth was among a small number of international and pioneering scientists with […]

Obituary — Robert Fuller

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

A celebration of life is set for May 26 for retired professor of physics Robert Fuller, who died April 9. Fuller suffered a brain aneurysm last Thanksgiving; he was 76. Fuller was a faculty member from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. During that period, he was a visiting professor at The Open University in […]

Father, daughter team up for Jorgensen Hall ribbon cutting

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, November 18

A Rube Goldberg device was the first thing that came to mind when Jayme Cox and her dad, John, began brainstorming how to cut the ribbon on UNL’s new physics building. “We had a lot of little pieces — stuff that we already had put together,” she said. “We figured it would work well to […]

Ultra-fast molecule research nets award

Feb 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, February 4, 2010, Issue

It’s well known that sunlight fuels plants. But exactly how plants convert photons of light into energy is a mystery. The first molecular step in conversion takes less than one-trillionth of a second, far too fast for scientists to see the process. Unlocking the mystery could lead to better green energy sources. Martin Centurion, an […]