"The Evolution of the Earth's Continents: Melting in the Deep Crust"
Dec. 17, 1997
Geology Department, Augustana College
The continents upon which we live did not always exist -- they have grown slowly through time. Dr. Wolf discussed various geologic processes that have contributed to the Earth's evolution. After the talk, Professor Wolf gave a tour of his
rock-melting research lab, for those who were interested.
Feb. 12, 1998
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (or ABC) was the first electronic digital computer! A
replica of the ABC
was on display on the 5th floor of the Augustana College library from February 1-20.
The idea for the ABC was conceived by Dr. John
Atanasoff, professor at Iowa State, at a tavern in Rock Island in
the winter of 1937. In 1939, he and his graduate assistant, Clifford
Berry, constructed a prototype. More information can be found in the
book, "The Innovators" by Walter Isaacson (2014).
Sigma Xi Poster Session
Mar. 19, 1998
level of the College Center, Augustana College
Researchers from the Quad Cities area presented the results of their scientific endeavors at the fourth annual Sigma Xi poster session. Light refreshments were served.
Sigma Xi Annual Banquet
May 14, 1998
Lecture in the John Deere Lecture Hall
"Laser Holography and the Photonic Revolution"
Dr. Tung H. Jeong
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Director, Center for Photonics Studies
Lake Forest College
Induction of new members at the