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2022 Edward Uhler Condon Award

Stephan Schlamminger Condon award


Dr. Schlamminger is recognized for his feature article “The Crane Operator’s Trick and Other Shenanigans with a Pendulum,” which explains the simple physics of how crane operators manage a swinging load and shows that the same trick can be applied to a torsion balance for a better measurement of G, the universal gravitational constant. His lighthearted presentation of the practical application of Newtonian mechanics to simple pendulums is accessible to a diverse audience of students, educators, and crane operators. It has resulted in dramatically reduced uncertainty in the measurement of G. 


Stephan Schlamminger

Laboratory Programs, Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division