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Science for Tomorrow

Master Minds: LSU Shaping Tomorrow



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-06-10

Duration: 00:27:06

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Scientific research | Science | Physics | Chemistry | Gravitational waves | Superconductors | Lasers | Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932- | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices


  • Campanella, Joseph Narrator
  • Jones, David M. Producer
  • Moore, Mark Photographer
  • Hamilton, William Interviewee
  • Goodrich, Roy Interviewee
  • Watkins, Steve Interviewee
  • Hopkins, John Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Findley, Gary Interviewee


This episode of the series “Master Minds: LSU Shaping Tomorrow” from June 10, 1988, features scientists from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge discussing their research into new technologies. It includes interviews with: Dr. William Hamilton on his development of a new apparatus to provide precise measurements of gravitational waves; Dr. Roy Goodrich on his research into high temperature superconductors; Dr. Steve Watkins on his use of x-ray diffraction to analyze the crystal structures of superconductors and other materials; Dr. John Hopkins on his study of chemical reactions using laser technology; United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston on the allocation of federal funding to build the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD); and Dr. Gary Findley, the project director, on the plans to perform research using x-ray lithography at CAMD. Narrator: Joseph Campanella