On Monday, November 17, 2003, at 1:30 pm, Dr. Anthony Martino (Xavier BS 1983) will deliver the second in our Physics in Careers series entitled, "From Hinkle Hall to Cape Canaveral: Observing the Ringed Planet." Looking at the planets from a campus rooftop inspired Dr. Martino to take a closer look. After earning a Ph.D. in optics fro the University of Rochester, Dr. Martino joined NASA's Goddard Spce Flight Center where he contributes to the design, building, and testing of instruments, focusing in particular on an instrument aboard the Cassini spacecraft, which will enter orbit around Saturn next summer. Nearly every branch of physics affected the design of the instrument, and the instrument has just started to pay back with new knowledge of our neighbors in the solar system.
The talk will be delivered in Lindner Hall, room 103.