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April 16, 2003

Physics professor receives Scholarly Achievement Award

Photo of Edward GibsonExploring nuclear force and structure earned physics professor Edward Gibson this year’s Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award at California State University, Sacramento.

Gibson will receive the award and present the 2002-2003 Scholarly Achievement Award Lecture “The Small, the Mighty, the Exotic: A View into Nuclear Physics” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. A reception will follow.

In his lecture, Gibson will discuss his cutting-edge research on experimental intermediate energy nuclear physics. His research involves scattering sub-nuclear particles—pi mesons—from protons and nuclei of atoms. “This is significant in the testing of nuclear and particle physics theories and providing parameters for those theories,” says Gibson.

Gibson is the 42nd recipient of the award which is given annually to a CSUS faculty member who has made significant contributions to a discipline through scholarly activity, creative artistic endeavors, research and publication.

Gibson has been conducting pi meson research for 23 years and has been teaching at CSUS for 34 years. He served as chair of the physics and astronomy department from 1979-1988 and as acting chair in 1999. He has co-authored approximately 40 journal articles, the majority about pi mesons.

For media assistance, contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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