Geophysical Institute lab extends research capability

Please join UAF Geophysical Institute Director Bob McCoy and Anthea Craven for a small gathering to celebrate the next phase in the GI Space and Atmosphere Instrumentation Lab, or GI-SAIL, at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in 118 Elvey.

The GI-SAIL laboratory on the first floor of the Elvey Building was founded by John Craven in the 2000s. The lab has supported the development of payloads for the NASA HEX rocket missions at Poker Flat Research Range. Spending nearly 30 years working at the University of Alaska, John was a respected scientist, academic, mentor and valued friend.

As Newton said, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Thank you, John, for your broad shoulders.

While GI-SAIL will continue to support the work led by Don Hampton in optics, Jeff Rothman in infrasound and Denise Thorsen in space systems, this year sees a new group of researchers working in the lab as Jintai Li, Vishnu Kumar and Mike Roddewig join the Geophysical Institute and bring a new generation of research in lasers and photonics to the laboratory.