About Jorgensen Hall

10/27/2010 Added
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Jorgensen Hall is the new home of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The 125,000-square-foot facility, located at 855 N. 16th St. on UNL's City Campus, is named for alumnus, distinguished educator and former department chair Theodore "Ted" Jorgensen. Among his many accomplishments, Jorgensen was involved in the Manhattan Project, which spurred the idea to create UNL's now-internationally recognized atomic collisions program.    

Jorgensen Hall, a $37 million state-funded project, features two large lecture auditoriums, four state-of-the-art teaching labs, eight classrooms and office and labs for faculty and graduate students. It also has an expansive atrium that includes antique physics equipment displays, lounge and collaboration areas and steel and glass sculptures created by Philadelphia artist Ray King.    


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