Pomona College opens Millikan Labratory

When most new buildings are opened, the event is marked by an official ceremony with dignitaries and other important people from around the community. Check passings or ribbon cuttings are a common sight during the celebration. But the folks at Pomona College wanted to do something unique for the opening of the Millikan Laboratory Saturday. Since the building has a strong math and physics emphasis, why not show a standing room audience how to split (or crush) an atom? And that’s exactly what Pomona president David Oxtoby did. Students and staff set up a bigger than life size model hung by ropes and connected to two bowling balls working together to make the open house at Millikan a really special event. Click the link to see the actual video. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger


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