Professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph Serves on Ph.D. Defense Committee in Denmark


Contributed by Rebecca Peter

Associate professor of physics Beth Ellen Clark Joseph traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, to serve on the Ph.D. defense committee of a physics candidate who was presenting a dissertation in asteroid astronomy.

The candidate successfully defended his thesis, titled "A Model of the Spatial Distribution and Dynamics of Solar System Objects Down to Meter-Size," and received the Ph.D. on December 1, 2008, from the science faculty of the Geological Museum of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, which is run by the University of Copenhagen.

The picture shows Professor Clark Joseph standing at the very desk where Hans Christian Oersted discovered electromagnetism in 1820, and where the candidate later defended his thesis.