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02/04/00

Mass Media Notes Selection of DYNAMX for Flight

Rob Duncan of the University of New Mexico, principal investigator for the flight experiment Critical Dynamics in Microgravity (DYNAMX) in the Fundamental Physics program, has been featured in several recent articles in the popular press and on television. Duncan was interviewed on the KQTV news (St. Joseph, MO), and was invited back to the station for a 5-minute segment on a morning talk show concerning DYNAMX. The Albuquerque Journal ran a full-page article with color photos describing the DYNAMX experiment and its science goals. Titled "Superfluid Helium Dissolves Old Ideas," the article describes some of the quantum fluid's intriguing properties that drive Duncan and other scientists to perform investigations in zero gravity. The Sandia National Laboratories' Sandia News announced the selection of DYNAMX for flight, noting that the experiment was first conceived while Duncan was a SNL scientist. The UNM paper Campus News devoted a half page to the DYNAMX experiment, with a photo showing Duncan handling some of the cryogenic apparatus for the experiment. The article was titled "UNM DYNAMX project selected for testing on Space Station" and noted that "...the experiments consist of a series of heat transport measurements in liquid helium."



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