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I commonly get the response from people, “but what is it that you do exactly as a Nuclear Physicist?” So I thought, what better way to communicate than visually.

As a result, I’ve put some images together over the years to visually demonstrate part of what we do at Fermilab, in the ES&H Section, aka “The Nuclear Counting Lab,” aka “The Activation Analysis Lab,” and the latest aka (and what we call it today) “The Radioisotope Analysis Facility.” I threw in some oldies (but goodies) from past lectures, teaching, and my early days of studying. Enjoy!

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., setting Protocals on the 2750 A/B Liquid Scintillation (LSC) Counting system.
SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., loading samples into the
2750 A/B LSC System.

SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Yup, you guessed it -
more samples being loaded into the 2750 A/B LSC System.

SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., loading a sample into the portable HpGe gamma-ray spectrometer. Our team’s given him our own nickname.
We call him “Walkman“.

SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., and his Analysis Team in action.
SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., observing current output from TLD processor.
SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Hard @ work! Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., analyzing a gamma-ray spectrum from one of the fixed HpGe gamma-spectrometers at the RAF. Again, we have an easier nickname for him too, “Littleboy”.
SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., processing data from the Series 5 XLB gross alpha/beta counting system.
SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Again, analyzing gamma-ray spectra from “LittleBoy”.
SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., overseeing the distillation of a water sample in order to prepare it for the counting on one of the LSC Systems.
SOURCE: Fermilab, A Proton-Antiproton Collider | Batavia, IL

Dr. Vernon Cupps, Ph.D., giving a lecture.
SOURCE: Indiana University @ Bloomington, IN.

Oh man – the plaid blazer!
Entering Indiana University’s Doctorate Program.
SOURCE: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Okay , here’s a classic. There’s me standing beside my Science Fair Project during my senior year at Lebanon High School. Good times that Atom Smasher was…good times.
SOURCE: Lebanon High School / Columbia, Missouri

Another classic. The dreaded Senior High School Picture!
A future Nuclear Physicist.
SOURCE: Lebanon High School / Columbia, Missouri

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