Guy Consolmagno, S.J., astronomer, teacher, physicist, researcher, and Jesuit, delivered the 2014 Georgetown College commencement address. In a speech urging graduates to never be afraid of the truth, and to never think that their comprehension of the truth is finished or complete, he wove in comments on dark matter, magnetic susceptibility, integration by parts, and extraterrestrials!
Physics Ph.D. student Bryce Yoshimura has been selected as a Metropolitan Washington Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (MWC/ARCS) Foundation Scholar for 2014-2015. Bryce is conducting theoretical research in the Freericks group on using ion trap quantum simulators to study frustrated quantum magnetism. The ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding students studying to complete degrees in science, engineering, and medical research.
Science, Technology, and International Affairs major Andrew Choi (SFS’14) says one of his most memorable moments at Georgetown came less than two weeks before Commencement – getting his picture placed on the department of physics’ wall of majors. "No one actually thought I was going to finish the equivalent of the physics degree in two years,” he explained. “But just two days ago I had the privilege of putting my picture up there.” A full profile of Andrew is available here.