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If you happened to walk through Mantor hall in the past few weeks, you may have noticed something unusual... read more

Accelerated Learning
Takeshi Yuge
Antelope Staff
Photo by Takeshi Yugi

Kenneth Trantham, a professor of physics and department chair, has been teaching at UNK about one and one-half years.  The apparatus downstairs in his lab, an electron accelerator, can make electrons and accelerate them to high speeds and smash them into an atom.

"We use this spin as a probe to look at certain interactions in atoms and molecules," he said. "It's really fun to accelerate electrons to half the speed of light and smash them into an atom. To me, it's about observing and learning."

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