The Augustana Physics Club is sponsoring the following
field trip to the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


Synchrotron Radiation Center

 

Thursday, April 8, 2004

There will be a tour of the research facilities of the Synchrotron Radiation Center, the research labs of the physics department, the Madison Symmetric Torus, and the research labs in engineering physics on Thursday, April 8, 2004.  We may also have a brief visit with Karen Andeen ('03) who is a first year physics graduate student.  The tour starts at 10:00 am at the SRC.  Here is the schedule:

7:00 am
10:00 am

noon
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:30 pm
Meet in front of Centennial Hall to share rides
Meet at the SRC (click on "Directions to the SRC
                       for a map and directions)
Have lunch somewhere on or near campus
Meet Barb Schutz at the Physics Department office
Meet with Mark Swandby in Engineering Physics
Leave for home

Here is a list on those who went on the trip.  Last update:  April 8.  Here are other directions and contacts.

 Dan Barrett 
 Randy Bill
 Mike Koepp
 Marc Landeweer
 Mike Mahoney
 Bruce McCart
 David Renneke

The Synchrotron Radiation Center is a research laboratory operated as a national facility by the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin.  It uses an electron storage ring (Aladdin) to produce synchrotron light, which is used by scientists from all over the world to conduct experiments.

Here is a list of areas in the the physics department that have ongoing research projects:
  1.  astrophysics and space physics
  2.  atomic, molecular and optical physics
  3.  biophotonics
  4.  condensed matter physics (solid state physics)
  5.  elementary particle physics
  6.  nuclear physics
  7.  plasma physics
  8.  quantum computing

The Department of Engineering Physics has nanotechnology labs, micro-mechanics and solid mechanics labs, a tokamak to do fusion experiments, plasma-aided manufacturing labs, fluid flow/reactor safety labs, a shock tube lab, and an ion-materials interaction (accelerator) lab.