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Alum profile: Alex Dragt '58 was recognized for his work with Lie-algebraic methods by the 2013 Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award, given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in this field. (Winter 2014)

Alum profile: Kathy Hoogeboom-Pot '08 plans to receive her PhD in physics in May 2015 from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU). She studies why very small systems behave differently than larger ones. (Winter 2014)

Alum profile: Tom Strikwerda '71 is a supervisor for Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory's National Security Space Mission Area and is responsible for all of the National Security Space program managers.(Winter 2014)

 

Student profile: Hannah Pagel A junior, Hannah studied asteroid collisions during summer 2012 with Professor Larry Molnar. (October 2012)

 

Gerald Gabrielse in the lab at Harvard UniversityAlum profile: Gerald Gabrielse '73 From Calvin to Harvard University to the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, you can get there from here! (Sept 2011)

Melissa Haegart Dykhuis at Lunar and Planetary LaboratoryAlum profile: Melissa Haegart Dykhuis '10 From West Africa to Calvin to the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, you can get there from here! (Sept 2011)

Luke LeismanStudent profile: Luke Leisman '11 A seniorPhysics major with a love for literature and violin was profiled in The Banner, the official magazine of the Christian Reformed Church. (May 2011)

 

Rachel BoernerStudent Profile: Rachel Boerner '11 - A champion athlete is also a physics major. In addition to this profile, read about Rachel's national titles in the 2010 Indoor 400 m dash , the 2010 400 m dash and 400 m relay, and the 2011 Indoor 400 m dash. Rachel Boerner is the first athlete in MIAA track and field history to get two individual national titles on the same day. (May 2011)

Alum profile: Matt Vanderhill '69 has spent much of his career developing infrared and radar systems for the Navy that detect and defend against airborne and missile targets. (Winter 2009)

 

 

Student profile: Melissa Haegert '10 - In this video, a physics major talks about her passion for astronomy—and Calvin (January 2009).

Faculty profile: Prof Jim Jadrich - Physics and astronomy professor Jim Jadrich shares his background and his commitment to training future science teachers (June 2008).

 

 

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