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Plaque Recognizes University of Minnesota

Plaque Recognizes University of Minnesota
Photo by Alex Schumann

On October 29, as part of the APS Historic Sites Initiative, APS President-elect Michael Turner presented a plaque honoring the Tate Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. The citation reads: "At this site, from 1936 to 1994, Alfred Nier designed and developed mass spectrometers with which he pioneered critical research in nuclear physics, isotopic and chemical analysis, biochemistry, geophysics, geochemistry, earth and planetary atmospheres, diagnostic devices, and industrial applications." In the photo, Ronald A. Poling, Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Minnesota, signs the APS Ledger of Historic Sites, while Turner (center) and Chair of the APS Historic Sites Committee Ben Bederson (right) look on.