Years before the pandemic, Ramón Torres-Isea, director of the Advanced Physics Laboratory and lecturer in the Department of Physics, sensed a growing need to be able to conduct experiments remotely. He started to develop software programs that allowed someone outside the lab to conduct experiments using equipment in the lab, in real time. When the pandemic moved lab classes fully remote, Torres-Isea was prepared. “Throughout the years, I gradually worked to incorporate and acquire the equipment that gave labs more connectivity so I could program experiments from my computer to control them remotely,” he says. “It paid off big time.”

You may read more in the LSA Magazine's Fall 2021 online edition.