Ryan Lau and I took this image of M51 with the PINTO telescope at New Mexico Skies observatory at the end of his thesis at Reed. We had just returned from a Reed field trip to the Goldendale observatory in WA where M51 looked genuinely nebulous through the virtually 1 meter reflector. CCDs rock.
nucleic acids, water, structure, and phonons
FTIR lab alumni
50 theses: mostly DNA biological physics, but some fascinating works
in membrane biophysics, neuroscience, cellular biophysics, atom trapping,
thermally excited capillary waves, semiconductor physics, physical chemistry,
and many more topics. Recently my thesis students have worked on a fascinating range of topics in astrophysics: extra-solar planets, cataclysmic variables, supernovae, and galactic dynamics.
Research Corporation, ONR
Biophysics graduate programs
History of infrared physics
My stomping grounds
Institutions of higher learning--photo tour
Birdwatching in Brasil and Peru, Peace Corps Malaysia, etc.