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physics teacher in Spartanburg, S.C., a live fire survivability test engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and a community outreach engineer at Edwards AFB. Nathan lives in California City, Calif., with his wife, Jennifer, and children Jackson, Delaney and Drew.

Nick Radov and his wife, Mirela, are delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Una Loren Radov. She arrived on Oct. 5 and weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz.


1 9 9 6 Keith Pitts is happy to be living in California again after 14 years. “The fish tacos never tasted so good!” he says.

Natalie Gail and Graeme Michael Alef

Late October 2009, Chris Alef and his wife, Corinne, brought their foster baby, Natalie Gail (born Oct. 21, 2009), home from the hos- pital. Four days later they discovered that Corinne was pregnant with their son, Graeme Michael, (born June 29, 2010). Chris says, “Raising siblings just eight months apart has been really challenging thus far, and we expect it to get even more challenging once they’re both mobile. I consider my years of sleep deprivation at Mudd to be excellent training for this stage of our lives. Natalie and Graeme became fast friends and are already playing to- gether. Although Natalie is the big sister,

we expect Graeme to be larger than her by his first birthday. In our school district, they are close enough in age to enter kindergarten in the same year.”

1 9 9 7 Wendy Panero, assistant professor, School of Earth Sci- ences, Ohio State University, returned to campus Oct. 26 to speak

Wendy Panero ’97

at the Physics Colloquium on “The New Mineralogy and Chemistry of the Earth’s Inner Core.” Recent seismic results suggest that the inner core is under- going a dynamic process of unknown origin. Wendy’s talk presented new methods for measuring transport prop- erties under the high-pressure, high- temperature conditions of the Earth’s core, combining synchrotron-based X-

ray experiments at high pressure and temperature with post-run focused-ion beam milling and transmission electron microscopy. Wendy received her Ph.D. in geophysics at UC Berkeley in 2001

with an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. She was a Turner Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at The Ohio State University in 2005, and currently holds an NSF CAREER award.

1 9 9 9 Kevin Moore addressed “Physicists in Medicine—From Battling Griffiths’ Problems to Battling Cancer” Nov. 2 during an HMC Physics De-

partment Colloquium. Kevin is an instructor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine. His talk surveyed the myriad roles physicists play in the medical field, with a special focus on a medical physicist’s responsibilities in the treatment of cancer with ion- izing radiation. Kevin talked about the training/certification requirements for clinical physicists and why the field would benefit greatly from more Mudd grads pursuing careers in medical physics. “Medical physicists who specialize in radiation oncology are vital to assuring the safe and accurate delivery of therapeutic radiation to cancer patients,” he said.

2 0 0 0 Astronaut Scholar Belinda Shreckengost is one of those spot- lighted on the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation website. She works as a

thermal engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is pursuing a master’s degree in astronautics at the University of Southern California. Belinda hopes to help society gain a better understanding of Earth in order to take care of our environment. The story reads, in part: “Belinda recently concluded thermal vacuum

testing to qualify hardware for flight on a project called Juno, which will launch in 2011 to study Jupiter. The unprecedented mission will perform an in-depth study of the planet to understand its formation, evolution and structure and provide a way of tracing the history of the solar system and the conditions which led to the creation of Earth and mankind. “In the coming year, Belinda will also support the Orbiting Carbon

Observatory (OCO-2) which will measure carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmo- sphere to gain a better perspective of its effects on the climate and sur- roundings. The research will help people make better decisions to ensure climate stability and retain a healthy quality of life.”


2 0 0 1 Tyson Macdonald has published four papers. They include “Ag- ricultural Ammonia Sensor Using Diode Lasers and Photoacoustic Spec-

troscopy;” “High Sensitivity, High Selectivity Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents;” “High Power and Efficiency Quantum Cascade Laser Systems for Defense and Security Applications;” and “High Power, High Efficiency Quantum Cascade Laser Systems for Directional Infrared Countermeasures and Other Defense and Security Applications.”

Jacob Stern married Kristen during a ceremony this past summer in Grass Valley near Lake Tahoe.

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