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Our Community of Scientists

  1. 1. Our Community of Scientists Physical, Mathematical, and Computer Sciences of Dartmouth College Summer 2012 Participating departments include Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, and Physics & AstronomyBrought to you by the Kresge Physical Sciences Librarians. No images were harmed in the making of this presentation.
  2. 2. Chemistry
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00Chemistry Professor F. Jon Kull leads a thermite demonstration outside of Steele during Chem/Bio 009 class which covers the chemistry of biological processes (January 2012).
  4. 4. submitted by I.AprahamianThe first (left) is a cover idea we had for a paper that just came out in Nature Chemistry (was not accepted though). The second one (right) is the TOC figure (July 2012): http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nchem.1408.html -Ivan Aprahamian
  5. 5. submitted by I.Aprahamian
  6. 6. submitted by F.J.Kull and A.PrasadMorgan Thompson’s crystals containing rhodamine-labeled actin.
  7. 7. submitted by F.J.Kull and A.PrasadCome on, lucky crystal number 127. We know you’re going to be the one! Anita Prasad and Mike at X6A.
  8. 8. submitted by F.J.Kull and A.Prasad
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00 Jason Toffey’12 appeared as a coauthor on a peer-reviewedscientific paper with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ekaterina Pletneva (January 2012).
  10. 10. Computer Science
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by J.Mehling 69At work in Computer Science 22, "3-D Digital Modeling" (November 2010).
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by J.Mehling 69Professor Jayanti teaching Computer Science 39, "Theory of Computation," in Kemeny Hall (February 2011).
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by J.Mehling 69Students test their robots for CS 23, "Software Design and Implementation, " taught by Professor Andrew Campbell (March 2011).
  14. 14. Earth Sciences
  15. 15. submitted by S.BealGraduate student Justin Stroup drills into a boulder near Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru. He uses cosmogenic nuclide dating to determine when the boulder, and corresponding moraine, was exposed by a previous extent of the ice cap (June 2010).
  16. 16. submitted by R.Hawley Summer of 2011 – working on the Greenland Ice Sheet for myMargin Stability project. Were unloading our helicopter containing all we need for 3 weeks on the ice. -Bob Hawley
  17. 17. photo by J.Mehling 69 The research team that discovered traces of radiation from Japan in theHanover, NH area. From left to right: graduate student Nathan Hamm, Professor Carl Renshaw, Joshua Landis, Professor Frank Magilligan, and graduate student John Gartner (May 2011). Read more at http://now.dartmouth.edu/2011/05/dartmouth-researchers-find-traces-of- japan’s-nuclear-reactor-explosions/
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00Earth Sciences staff member and Geochemical Support TechnicianJosh Landis points to the emission of light from Barium atoms in a water sample showing on the screen of an Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer (May 2011).
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by B.MorrisAs part of Professor Bob Hawleys research on the internal dynamics of "big ice," his team of international colleagues operate a pressurized, hot-water drill on the 600-meter thick Greenland ice sheet (June 2011). Read more at http://now.dartmouth.edu/2012/03/professor- bob-hawley-explores-secrets-of-the-sleeping-giants/
  20. 20. submitted by S.BealGraduate student Justin Stroup holds a short sediment core from a lakein the Cusco region of Peru. This core, along with 16 others from lakes around southern Peru, are being used to calibrate proxies for past environmental conditions in the Peruvian Andes (June 2011).
  21. 21. submitted by S.BealHannah Baranes’12 and Justin Stroup assemble a deep lakesediment coring device in front of Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru (June 2011).
  22. 22. submitted by S.BealHannah Baranes’12 imitates the transport power of a glacier on the margin of Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru (June 2011).
  23. 23. submitted by M.Baber Professor Meredith Kelly and her graduate student, Maggie Babertook a field expedition to the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda. Here is Maggie taking notes and GPS measurements of a boulder on a glacial moraine (June 2012).
  24. 24. submitted by M.Baber
  25. 25. submitted by M.BaberTwo Rwenzori guides help to chisel a boulder sample. (June 2012 at Rwenzori Mts., Uganda)
  26. 26. submitted by M.BaberMaggie Baber measures strike and dip on a boulder. (June 2012 at Rwenzori Mts., Uganda)
  27. 27. submitted by M.BaberMaggie Baber takes notes to prepare for boulder sample collection. (June 2012 at Rwenzori Mts., Uganda)
  28. 28. C.A.Girouardhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by Environmental Earth Science major Claire Arthur’14 keeps awatchful eye on a phosphoric boil of rock samples from Greenlandwhile in Dr. Meredith Kellys Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory. Arthur hopes to ultimately end up with quartz (July 2012).
  29. 29. ’11http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by C.Hammond Graduate student Ali Giese after exiting the C-130 Hercules plane thattransports the IGERT scientists to Summit Station, a research center at the apex of the Greenland ice sheet (July 2012). Read more athttp://now.dartmouth.edu/2012/08/igert-students-experience-big-science/
  30. 30. Environmental Studies
  31. 31. J.Kupferman14http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflic photos by kr/Tilapia are transferred from their indoor tanks to outdoor tanks at DartmouthsOrganic Farm, managed by Scott Stokoe (top right). The fish are being used in sustainable aquaculture research being conducted by Prof. Anne Kapuscinski, chair of the Environmental Studies Program. George Thorman 11, an environmental studies research assistant, led the effort with assistance from Molly Grear 11, Thayer 12, and Tasneem Khalid 12 (June 2012).
  32. 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00This summer 10 Dartmouth students will tour the nation on the BigGreen Bus to build enthusiasm for community involvement throughenvironmental action. This is the 8th year a completely student run initiative hits the road to travel 12,000 miles across 24 states on a reused, veggie-powered Greyhound bus (June 2012).
  33. 33. submitted by D.Bolger Derek Lee, a PhD student in Doug Bolgers lab (ENVS), collectingdigital giraffe photos as part of a population study of giraffe in the Tarangire Ecosystem of Tanzania (August 2012).
  34. 34. Mathematics
  35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by J.Mehling 69Associate professor Vladimir Chernov discusses a math problem in his Kemeny Hall office (November 2009).
  36. 36. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by J.Mehling 69Associate Professor Rosa Orellana teaching Math 101, "Topics in Algebra" (October 2010).
  37. 37. J.Kupferman14http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflic photo by kr/ Observers in Kemeny Hall during the first Mathematics Department Undergraduate Poster Session. All undergraduates who completeresearch projects in pure or applied mathematics during this academic year (6/11-6/12) were invited to display a poster (May 2012).
  38. 38. Physics and Astronomy
  39. 39. photo by NASA Photographer T.E.Zaperach http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/A research rocket was launched on February 18, 2012 high into the sky over Alaska, into the Aurora Borealis. Professor Kristina Lynch andothers are collecting data on the nature of the aurora in relation to the planets environment and seek to understand the Aurora Borealiss mix of electrically charged particles.
  40. 40. submitted by B.Chaboyer Morgan Matthews 15 using a small telescope to observe nearby old stars at Dartmouths MDM observatory in Kitt Peak, Arizona (March 2012). The stars observed by Morgan were part of Professor Brian Chaboyers Hubble SpaceTelescope program to determine the ages of the oldest stars in our galaxy. In thebackground is the 2.4meter telescope which was being used at the same time to observe much fainter, more distant old stars.
  41. 41. submitted by I.Ginsburg
  42. 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00 Professor of Physics and Astronomy and an experimental spaceplasma physicist, James LaBelle shown here teaching Introductory Physics II in Wilder Hall (March 2012).
  43. 43. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00 A cold April morning found members of the Lynch Rocket Lab at the Mt. Washington Regional Airport near Whitefield, NH. They were preparing toconduct test balloon launches of the GreenCube and another vehicle known as ALTAIR—Airborne Laser for Telescopic Atmospheric Interference Reduction—a project being built for Harvards dark energy research (April 2012).
  44. 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00 Arranging the rigging for ALTAIRs balloon. From left to right, ToddAnderson 14, Tom Whalen 14, Ellen Weburg 14, Amanda Slagle 12, Patrick Yukman 14 (April 2012).
  45. 45. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00Physics and Astronomy Lecturer Ralph Gibson ties a safety line to Ellen Weburg 14. The balloons line is always tied to person inflating it, so that it cant escape before ready to launch (April 2012).
  46. 46. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00Amanda Slagle 12 and Patrick Yukman 14 performing maintenance on the GreenCube payload (April 2012).
  47. 47. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00 Max Fagin, design fellow at Dartmouths Thayer School ofEngineering and a Thayer class of 2011 graduate, performing prelaunch checks on the ALTAIR ground and tracking station (April 2012).
  48. 48. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photo by E.Burak’00Ellen Weburg 14 holding the balloon while the payload is powered up (April 2012).
  49. 49. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dartmouthflickr/ photos by E.Burak’00Observational astronomer Robert Fesen set up a telescope and instructed curious students and community members in a safe method of viewing the transit ofVenus, as the planet passed directly between the earth and sun for the last time until the year 2117. Viewers got a quick look at the phenomenon until clouds obscured the rare solar display (June 2012).
  50. 50. submitted by P.JohnsonOn their way back from the Canadian Summer School in Quantum Information, Dave Sicilia, Peter Johnson, and Melissa Queen get soaked at Niagara Falls (June 2012).
  51. 51. submitted by R.HickoxDr. James Aird (UC San Diego) delivers his talk on the cosmologicalevolution of black hole accretion and connection to host galaxies. (Black Hole Feedback 2012)
  52. 52. submitted by R.HickoxDr. Andrew Goulding (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) makes a point during a discussion session. (Black Hole Feedback 2012)
  53. 53. submitted by R.Hickox A schematic diagram from one of the discussions, illustrating theconnection between the growth of black holes, the masses of dark matter halos, and the state of interstellar gas. (Black Hole Feedback 2012)
  54. 54. submitted by R.HickoxParticipants enjoying productive discussions following the workshop dinner at the DOC House. (Black Hole Feedback 2012)
  55. 55. submitted by M.Hudson Radiation Belt Storm Probes spacecraft ready for launch August 24!Professor Mary Hudson is a co-investigator on the ECT energetic particle instrument and EFW electric fields and waves instruments.
  56. 56. submitted by M.Hudson