University of Wisconsin


Atomic Collisions Group



The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion- atomic physics.

-Abraham Lincoln, on the dedication of this web site

Welcome to C.C. Lin's "too cool for a web site" Web Site. You have now stumbled onto the opportunity to learn all about what goes on in the basement of Sterling Hall. You can find out... Who are the foot soldiers in the never-ending march of progress? Where are the frontiers of human knowledge? What weapons are unleashed against the forces of ignorance and superstition? What is our last, best hope for peace?



An overview of the type of atomic physics research our group works on.
A Primer on Electron-Atom Collisions
A Lecture based on C.C. Lin's 1996 Will Allis prize talk
A review of all our ongoing experiments.

Reference Library

Recent Publications
A bibliography of all of our group's publications since 1990.
Data & Results
Some of our cross section measurements are available for downloading in an electronic form.


The Hall of Failure with the Wing of Obsolescence
Take a tour of our online museum.

University of Wisconsin
Department of Physics
1150 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706


Group members
A brief bio for each current member of the group.
Past graduates
A complete list of C. C. Lin's past Ph.D. students.


Cool and UnCool Links.
The Fine Print
E-mail contacts, legal information, and all those other unsavory details.

Neat things you can download.
Rare gas transition calculator
Java applet that lists the possible atomic transitions for a given wavelength.
last updated: Jun-10-2008