Timothy Koeth, Associate Research Professor, Profiled in The Washington Post

Timothy Koeth, Associate Research Professor, Profiled in The Washington Post

Timothy Koeth, Associate Research Professor, Profiled in The Washington Post

"Cyclotrons might not save the world, but the kids who build them will."

          – Timothy Koeth

    
The September 8, 2016, issue of The Washington Post profiles Timothy Koeth, associate research professor and director of the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities with joint affiliations in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics.

The story discusses Koeth's efforts to help students build a small particle accelerator called a cyclotron. According to the Post story:

"Seniors Luke Bittner and Brian Heligman, both materials engineering majors, had secured $2,000 from the student government association toward building a working cyclotron as a teaching tool. Then they rallied a group of students to help and, because there seem to be no instruction manuals for how to build a cyclotron, recruited Koeth, along with Brian Beaudoin, a course instructor and particle physics research scientist, and Kiersten Ruisard, a PhD student in physics, to guide them.

If all goes according to plan, over the next few years students will not only construct the largest cyclotron built by undergraduates, they will wind up with a machine that will continue its hands-on educational mission by allowing students to conduct experiments in nuclear physics. 'This is for kids who need to build to learn,' says Koeth."

Click here to continue reading.

September 8, 2016


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

2020 Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards

Mohammad Hafezi Wins 2020 Simons Foundation Investigator Award

Legacy through Impact: Dr. Darryll J. Pines

UMD Team Takes a Top Spot in NASA RASC-AL Design Competition

Rapidly evolving ‘smart marble’ sensors hold promise for monitoring pharmaceutical industry bioreactors and beyond

Assistant Professor Cheng Gong Wins IUPAP Young Scientist Award

Maryland-led, Multi-institutional Research Team Receives $10M to Transform Shellfish Farming with Smart Technology

GAMMA Research Group is Developing Novel COVID-19 Prevention Robots

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar