Buffalo State College, July 9–11, 2018
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David Van Baak is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Calvin College. His academic career included teaching and developing in the advanced-lab at Calvin College from 1980 through 2014; and since 2005 it has included collaborations with TeachSpin. Since 2014 he has been full time at Teachspin.
Two career-long interests of his, in optics and instrumentation, are united in tabletop visible-light interferometry. His first interferometer experience came with a PSSC device during high school in 1969, and he has used various interferometers in learning, teaching, and research ever since then. His recent acquaintance with interferometry came in designing an educational system with TeachSpin. That led me to consider various interferometer topologies, and a wide variety of possible applications of interferometry. Can an interferometer solve a teaching, or measurement, problem for you?
Dr. David A. Van Baak, Teachspin, Inc., 2495 Main Street, Suite 409, Buffalo NY 14214-2153. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 716-885-4701.