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‘A giant among men’

March 1, 2015

South Dakota native won Nobel Prize 75 years ago

In 1928, 27-year-old Ernest Lawrence left the security of Yale to become an assistant professor in the University of California, Berkeley’s fledgling physics department. Friends predicted he would “quickly go to seed in the unscientific climate of the west,” Luis Alvarez wrote in a biography of Lawrence. 

A rare opportunity

March 4, 2015

For the past three years, Anne-Marie Suriano has been working in the electroforming lab building copper for the Majorana experiment. It’s not something the Ph.D. student in Materials Science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT) expected to be doing.