“LSSU gave me the educational and organizational tools to be able to succeed at those endeavors after college.”
Scott Shackleton '83
Former State House of Representatives
LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '05
WAVES OF THE FUTURE
Gravity waves, as yet undetected but predicted by Albert Einstein, may
contain the answers to many questions about the universe. Soviet scientist
Leonid Grishchuk and American scientist Kip Thorne describes their
attempts to prove the existence of the waves. The episode also visits a
prototype of a gravity-wave detector and describes the three-mile-long
full-scale version, planned for construction in the late 1990s. Until it
and others like it are in operation, scientists must be content with
"telescopes of the mind." Also witness a meeting of minds between Grishchuk
and noted scientist Stephen Hawking.
QB43.2 A87 1991
"LSSU is a relatively small school and I believe for this reason I have received a better education. The close atmosphere as opposed to a larger university has provided me with an opportunity to become acquainted with my professors. The professors therefore have an opportunity to assist with problems fairly easily, especially in upper level classes. The classes are fairly small also which provides one on one conversations which is very helpful."