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Interdisciplinary Team Demonstrates New Technique for Manipulation of "Light Beams"
08/04/2006

Interdisciplinary Team Demonstrates New Technique for Manipulation of "Light Beams"

Robert Tindol
It may be surprising that a laser beam, when shot to the moon and returned by one of the mirrors the Apollo astronauts left behind, is a couple of miles in diameter at the end of its half-million-mile round trip. This spread is mostly due to atmospheric distortions, but it nonetheless underscores the problems posed to those who wish to keep laser beams from diverging or focusing to a point as light travels through a medium.
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Professor Elected to Greek Academy
02/20/2001

Professor Elected to Greek Academy

Jill Perry
Tom M. Apostol, professor of mathematics emeritus and the creator and project director of Project MATHEMATICS! at the California Institute of Technology, has been elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens.
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Tom Apostol Wins Trevor Evans Award
09/01/1998

Tom Apostol Wins Trevor Evans Award

Sue McHugh
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