Montana State University

Distinguished MSU professor to speak on lasers, applications

February 13, 2007 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Lasers and their applications in Bozeman and at Montana State University will be the topic of an upcoming lecture on the MSU campus in Bozeman.

Rufus Cone, one of four newly-named Letters and Science Distinguished Professors at MSU, will give his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in room 276 of the Strand Union Building. A reception hosted by the College of Letters and Science will follow. The public is welcome.

Cone received his doctorate from Yale University and came to MSU in 1974. He is an internationally-known scientist in laser optics and materials and holds three patents based on his work at MSU. In his 32 years with the physics department, he has received numerous awards, held visiting positions around the world and attracted substantial grant support from state, national and international sources.

MSU's other L & S Distinguished Professors are John Borkowski, Larry Carucci and Al Jesaitis. All four were chosen for their contributions to the college, MSU, and the scholarly community at large, said George Tuthill, dean of the college. Jesaitis and Carucci will give their inaugural lectures in March and April, respectively.

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