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February 2001: Prof. Raymond (Chip) Brock steps down as P-A chairperson

After guiding the Department of Physics and Astronomy as chairperson for the last seven years, Prof. Chip Brock has stepped down, effective February 15, 2001, in order to concentrate on his research and teaching duties. He was instrumental in the Department's efforts to join the SOAR telescope project, and he played a major role in moving us into a new state-of-the-art science building. His seven-year term was extremely successful and saw the Department rise in most major national rankings.

Prof. Brock is currently developing a new Honors course for the Integrative Studies Program, ISP211H, which he will begin teaching in the fall semester 2001. And he is putting more emphasis on his research program in experimental particle physics at Fermilab.

 Photo of Prof. Brock receiving a commemorative wall-plaque from his successor as P-A Chairperson, Prof. Bauer

Prof. Brock (left) receives a commemorative wall-plaque from his successor, Prof. Bauer.