2012 Ernest Fox Nichols Distinguished Lecture

Bob Woodruff

B.S. in Physics (1964) from Kansas State University

Bob Woodruff

An Inquiring Mind in Search of Phun from Fysics

October 15, 2012

4:30 pm

Leadership Studies, Town Hall

As someone who was inspired to become a physicist by a first year teacher in high school, Bob Woodruff will discuss his ensuing career in designing space optical systems. He will describe in some detail two examples of opportunities a physics education presented him: “fixing” the Hubble Space Telescope spherical aberration problem and the optical design for Kepler that is currently in orbit detecting extra-solar earth-like planets.

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