News from the Luther Physics Department

Joshua Jackson teaser

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Luther senior Jackson selected to participate in National Science Foundation-funded elementary particle physics research

Quarks are among the smallest things that science has discovered, shown experimentally to be about a million billion times smaller than a grain of sand. Joshua Jackson, Luther College senior of East Dubuque, Illinois, is researching the physics of quarks and the forces which bind them together into composite objects for his summer research project at the college.

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Luther College hosts Haunted Lab Oct. 28-29

The Luther College Physics and Chemistry departments invite community members to experience optical illusions and laser displays and enjoy the mystifying side of science during their Haunted Lab from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Caleb Anderson teaser

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Luther College junior Anderson receives $5,000 scholarship

Luther College junior Caleb Anderson of Rockford, Illinois, received a Rossing Physics Scholarship Honorable Mention award in the amount of $5,000 for the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship is highly competitive and is awarded annually to physics students of exceptional merit through the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education.

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Haunted Lab teaser

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Luther College hosts Haunted Lab Oct. 30-31

The Luther College Physics and Chemistry departments invite community members to experience optical illusions and laser displays, make rockets and enjoy the mystifying side of science during their Haunted Lab from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

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