Seven advanced placement physics students at Geneva High School will get to perform cutting-edge research this year, according to the article “Geneva Kids Measure Up” in the Sept. 28 Finger Lakes Times.
Physics teacher Greg Baker has incorporated a partnership with the national Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) into his AP Physics C course. Students will receive raw data from LIGO and will process it through a computer program created by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Professor Steve Penn.
Baker is a member of the Hobart Class of 2000. LIGO is the topic of the book “Einstein's Unfinished Symphony” by Marcia Bartusiak. The project's Website is www.ligo.caltech.edu.