professor receives Scholarly Achievement Award
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.
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