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Musings from Eastern Illinois by a professor of physics.

I’m Dr. Jim Conwell ( jconwell@eiu.edu ),  a professor in the physics department at Eastern Illinois University My area of research is General Relativity and relativistic astrophysics. Even though I’m a theoretical physicist, as a youth I made my own telescopes. …It helped that we literal lived above my dad’s Tool and Die company. I guess that’s why the physics department thought It would be safe enough to let me be around power tools, install a telescope and be director of the observatory. My childhood in a machine shop gave me some immunity to the infamous “Pauli Effect”.


1. Joe Glynn - June 27, 2008

Joe Glynn here, getting my first look at a picture of your observatory! I wish I could make it down this Friday to get a better look at that 16″ scope.
Keep up the good work!
Joe Glynn
Western Springs, IL
(EIU Judo club ’85)

2. Georgia Bracey - January 8, 2009

Hello Jim!
It was great to meet you last night, and I hope to be able to tag along with Pamela for her talk in February and see all the wonderful things happening at Eastern!
SIUE Grad Student

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