Virtual Tour

Corridor of Powers

Corridor of Powers

Even the floor of the corridor makes science come alive. Umstadter designed it as a "Corridor of Powers" with a computer-generated floor tile mosaic that represents the powers-of-ten progression, basic to so many scientific phenomena, including the laser's gain in power as it moves through its amplifier chain. Wall plaques explain the powers-of-ten, their names and symbols, and scientific notation.