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Queens College Nucleus, V5, N1, 1967



Queens College Nucleus, V5, N1, 1967


The journal of undergraduate scientific research at Queens College


College student newspapers and periodicals
Queens College (New York, NY.)


Queens College (New York, NY.)




Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)




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Queens College (New York, N.Y.)


Neil Jay Nathan- Editor-in-Chief
Lee Nadler- Business Manager

Departmental Editors
Michael LaCorte Math and Physicis
Michael Aptman Chemistry
Kenneth Jones Biology
Stanley Kaplan Psychology

Tama Buratt- Art Editor
Walter Baigelman- Publicity Manager

Donald Stavis, Stephen Pelton, Alan Shiffrin, Edward Stein, Judith Weinstein

Faculty Advisors
Dr. James E. Tobin, Dr. Martin L. Kaplan

Stephen Kreitzer- Editor-in-chief Emeritus
"Beyond the bright searchlights of science
Out of the sight of the windows of sense,
Old riddles still bid us defiance
Old questions of Why and Whence"
W. Cecil Dampier-Whethan

In many ways, NUCLEUS is a minority report. It is published and bought by only a few and read and understood by even fewer. The reson for a lack of interest in NUCLEUS is simple. Who can possibly understand it? This is the plea of many liberal arts students when confronted with NUCLEUS each spring. The large body of students at Queens College is frighteningly unaware of an existence on the other side of the Quad.

Many feel that science is far too complex, dry, and often inhuman. The language of science appears inferior to many. The english major feels that differential equations are no match for Eliot or Whitman. To the Art major a pure chemical crystal cannot compare to a painting by Ingres or Delacroix. To the Music major, attainment of perfect pitch is a far cry from Beethoven.

This issue of NUCLEUS is dedication to those, students and faculty alike, who approach science with disdain and mistrust. It is our hope that you will gain from NUCLEUS an awareness of the logical, probing, creative and analytical mind that some scientists possess. It is also our hope that you will gain some insight into a new language; a language with which one can build super-structures, fight disease, and conquer outer space.

We offer you no eternal truths; no answers to eternal questions. We offer you a challenge.

NUCLEUS wishes to thank Dr. A. H. Blatt, Dr. Carmie Perrotta, Dr. Max Hecht, Dr. Robert Kirby and Dr. Max Eidinoff for their invaluable advice and encouragement. Our thanks also go to Dr. E. Richard Covert, Director of Student Activities; his office staff, especially Mrs. Helen T. Hendricks and Mrs. Mildred O'Neill; and Mrs. Lee Cogan. Finally we wish to express our appreciation to our two faculty advisors, Dr. Martin L. Kaplan and Dr. James E. Tobin for their most sincere efforts in helping to make NUCLEUS possible.

Michael LaCorte



Queens College (New York, NY.), “Queens College Nucleus, V5, N1, 1967,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed July 16, 2019,