Some Denison physics professors, both current and emeriti, recently gathered to form a critical mass at a lunch at the Granville Inn.
Included in the gathering were (in order going around the table): current professors Kim Coplin, Wes Walter, Dan Gibson, Steve Doty, with emeriti professors Ron Winters, Trig Gamble, Rod Grant and Mike Mickelson.
Denison ties run strong in the group. At least two of the professors were Denison graduates as well as professors, Rod Grant ’57 and Kim Coplin ’85. Others have children and grandchildren who attend or graduated from Denison.
Some fun facts about our emeriti professors.
Trig Gamble was honored by the United Way for years of service as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2004, and served as Grand Marshall of the Granville Fourth of July Parade that year.
Rod Grant wove his love of cooking into his physics lessons and once published an article about the physics of roasting a turkey.
Mike Mickelson’s scholarship extended into the realm of ancient Greece. He co-founded a Greek Studies Program at Denison and taught archeoastronomy.
Ron Winters worked with fellow emeritus professor Bob Malcuit (Geology) to establish the mathematics behind Malcuit’s moon capture theory, now considered a leading contender of the topic.