For Immediate Release: January 5, 2011
Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Nassau Community College Hosts Sixth Annual Nassau-Argonne International Mössbauer Symposium January 13 & 14
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College will host the sixth annual Nassau-Argonne Mössbauer Symposium on January 13 and 14 in the College Center Building. This two-day event brings together renowned scientists to discuss aspects of Mössbauer spectroscopy, an analytical tool used by many different scientific disciplines.
Mössbauer spectroscopy is a versatile technique that can be used to provide information in such areas of science as physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and metallurgy. It can give very precise information about the chemical, structural, magnetic and time-dependent properties of a material. Key to the success of the technique is the discovery of recoilless gamma ray emission and absorption, now referred to as the ‘Mössbauer Effect’, after its discoverer Rudolph Mössbauer, who first observed the effect in 1957 and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1961 for his work. With its unique depth and breadth, Mössbauer spectroscopy will continue to provide detailed understanding of physical, chemical, biological and geological processes.
The Mössbauer symposium is organized by Dr. Clive Wynter of the Nassau Community College Chemistry Department, in conjunction with Dr. E. Ercan Alp of Argonne National Laboratory; Dr. Virender Sharma of the Florida Institute of Technology; and Dr. Ravi Kukkadapu of Pacific National Laboratory. This year's meeting will be dedicated to Dr. Gopal Shenoy of Argonne National Laboratory on his 70th birthday.
For more information about the Nassau-Argonne Mössbauer Symposium at Nassau Community College, call Dr. Wynter at 516.572.7583.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where almost 23,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.