About This Site

This is the website for Professor Barry R. Bickmore's group in the Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University.  The main purpose of the site is to post software developed in the group and accompanying documentation.  We also post training materials to help students get up to speed on our research projects, and in-house sample prep and experimental procedures.  

I chose the name "Epiphaneia" for the website for the following reasons.

  1. Epiphaneia (\varepsilon \pi \iota \varphi \alpha \nu \varepsilon \iota \alpha) in modern Greek means "surface," and one of my specialties is mineral surface chemistry.
  2. Epiphaneia in ancient Greek meant something more like an appearance or manifestation, and the English word "epiphany" is derived from it.  An epiphany can mean "an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure," and every scientist hopes to both experience and foment many of those.