Physics Professor Zellner Discusses Meteorite, Asteroid on WILX

Nicolle Zellner, professor of physics, Albion College
Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner helped mid-Michigan residents understand the Russian meteorite and passing asteroid on the Friday, February 15 WILX 6 p.m. news broadcast. (Watch the clip on the WILX website.)

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Explains the 'Origin of Elements'

Wick HaxtonWhere did the stuff everything is made of, come from? A for-the-public explanation of the origin of chemical elements comes to Albion, as Albion College welcomes physicist Wick Haxton Wednesday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall. Haxton's presentation to Albion is sponsored by the national Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar program, intended to bring the country's top scholars into public forums.

Observatory Opens for International Moon Night

physics-moonAlysandraGanem-130The Albion community is invited to enjoy "International Observe the Moon Night" Saturday, September 22, at Albion College's Science Complex Observatory, located at the corner of East Michigan and Hannah Streets in Albion. Weather permitting, the telescope atop Palenske Hall will be open to the public from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Eggenberger, '13, Charts Her Own Course in Biophysics

eggenberger-125Olivia Eggenberger, '13, says she has great role models in the physics department at Albion College, but she was seeking a female mentor in biophysics when she attended a Women in Physics conference during the break between the fall and spring semesters last winter. The Canton native got more than she bargained for as Amy Rowat, an assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offered Eggenberger an opportunity to join a research opportunity from May to August.

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