Climate change drives bigger, wetter storms, like Florence 

Hurricane Florence — large, slow and full of moisture — is threatening to inundate the Southeast. It's a type of storm that's getting more likely to form.

The amount of premature deaths caused by long exposure to high concentrations of particulate matter in the atmosphere is larger than expected: 8.9 million in 2015.


#AirPollution #AirQuality

Cornell physicists develop the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical thinking (PLIC) to help standardize assessment practices for lab instruction.

Diagnostic scores for first year students in 2017-2018 demonstrate a 2% increase between initial and final course survey.

My research involves quantifying trace, toxic, particulate matter with neutron activation analysis. This is the neutron generator I use to irradiate air sampled filters, which are then analyzed by gamma spectroscopy.

Deuterium gas feeds into the magnetron on the left, which is ionized into plasma. The plasma strikes a deuterium film target in the chamber on the right, producing helium and a neutron beam. Aluminum then moderates the beam to thermal energy.

Paintings inspired by particle trails. Acrylic on canvas.
These have been a favourite thing of mine to paint for years! I find something about lines very aesthetically pleasing, and painting them is incredibly soothing. #art #artists #painting

Hello everyone, I'm excited to try out Mastodon! It may take me some time to warm up but I would like to get in the habit of posting regularly.

I am a physics phd student researching dust transport kinetics to create better dose predictions of radioactive release exposures. I also teach college physics in a variety of settings (classroom/lab, studio, online). I'm driven by the scientific method and improving the health and understanding of our society. Feel free to chat!

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