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October 14, 2002

New Faculty

William Atwood
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William Atwood
Adjunct Professor of Physics

William Atwood studies particle physics and astrophysics. He is also interested in violin making and the physics of violins. Atwood earned a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in experimental high energy particle physics from Stanford University. Before joining the UCSC faculty, he was a researcher at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.




Gregory Laughlin
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Gregory Laughlin
Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Gregory Laughlin's research interests include extrasolar planets (planets outside our own solar system), numerical astrophysics, and astrophysical phenomena of the extremely distant future. Laughlin earned a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Illinois and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy from UCSC. Before joining the UCSC faculty, he was a space scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field.

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