CU to Host Scientist at Colloquium Feb. 19

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Rhon Keinigs, who formerly worked at Los Alamos and Virginia Tech, will be on Campbellsville University’s campus Thursday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in room 15 of the Administration Building speaking at a faculty colloquium.

The public is invited to the address.

Keinigs received his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California San Diego.  After leaving the beaches of southern California, Keinigs spent the next 25 years on the technical staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  At Los Alamos he did theoretical research in a number

of areas, including, magnetic field generation in the Sun, high power particle beams, advanced particle accelerators, and ways to increase throughput in microchip fabrication.

He has given invited talks at several international physics and engineering meetings. During his final five years at Los Alamos, Keinigs was project manager for material science experiments, the purpose of which was to obtain a deeper understanding

of the complex behavior of plutonium and nuclear weapons performance.

After retiring from Los Alamos in 2005, Keinigs taught undergraduate astronomy at Virginia Tech.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.



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