Dr. Chris Sorensen
Professor of Physics at K-State
Sunday | July 9 2017
Everything you need (and would like) to know about the highly anticipated Solar Eclipse
A Truly Remarkable Event | August 21, 2017
The August solar eclipse will be the first to go coast to coast across the U.S. since 1918, offering viewing opportunities for millions of people.
What do you need to know?
Join us for an informative, entertaining afternoon
Free solar eclipse glasses, courtesy of K-State
and Solar Eclipse cookies!
CHRISTOPHER M. SORENSEN is the Cortelyou-Rust University Distinguished Professor and a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in the Departments of Physics and Chemistry (adjunct) at Kansas State University. He received a B.S. in physics from the University of Nebraska in 1969 where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he was then drafted and served in Vietnam; he returned to the world to earn his PhD from the University of Colorado in 1977.
He is an active scientist with nearly 300 publications and seven patents. His areas of interest are particulate systems, light scattering and soft matter. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association for Aerosol Research. In 2007 he was named the CASE/Carnegie Foundation United States Professor of the year for doctoral universities.
Chris is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. He enjoys participating in sports, poetry and the night sky.
For more information about how K-State is celebrating the Solar Eclipse, visit http://www.k-state.edu/eclipse/
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