May 15

Washington HS Freshmen at ND

WHSstudentsND, originally uploaded by NDeRC2.

I enjoyed this morning’s visit with about 120 or so freshmen from Washington High School in South Bend. They came to Notre Dame at the invitation of Prof. Ani Aprahamian of ND’s Department of Physics. The students heard a variety of talks and saw a number of demonstrations, including a tour through the universe in the Digital Visualization Theatre.

I had the opportunity to take them through an Atomic Force Microscopy visualization of the surface of a device used in compact disc manufacturing. I failed to record any of the pretty cool images we obtained. So I hereby resolve to spend some time with the AFM and post images of a number of sample types. Soon.