2012 Ernest Fox Nichols Distinguished Lecture
B.S. in Physics (1964) from Kansas State University
An Inquiring Mind in Search of Phun from Fysics
October 15, 2012
Leadership Studies, Town Hall
As someone who was inspired to become a physicist by a first year teacher in high school, Bob Woodruff will discuss his ensuing career in designing space optical systems. He will describe in some detail two examples of opportunities a physics education presented him: “fixing” the Hubble Space Telescope spherical aberration problem and the optical design for Kepler that is currently in orbit detecting extra-solar earth-like planets.