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Sybil Campbell in chemistry laboratory

The Old Days

Sybil Campbell worked at WHOI from 1954 to 1960 as a research assistant with geochemist Vaughan Bowen. Bowen brought nuclear studies to WHOI, with research projects to detect the presence of radioactive decay products in Atlantic Ocean seawater and the use of novel radiochemical techniques to detect the smallest amounts of chemicals in the ocean.
(Photo courtesy of WHOI archives)


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