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Alumnus

David Kolchmeyer

David KolchmeyerGraduate School: Harvard University

Current Position and Employer: graduate student, physics department, Harvard University

The Rutgers physics experience: A huge part of my education occurred outside the classroom, including a research project on particle physics and data analysis. My primary research adviser, Amit Lath, gave me a lot of responsibility.

I also gained valuable experience as a teaching assistant in Eva Andrei's modern physics laboratory course. That will serve me well when I begin teaching undergraduates next year.

Mentor: Many physics professors were helpful, but Eva Andrei, John Paul Chou, and Amit Lath were absolutely essential to my success.

Life after Rutgers: I spent a transformative year studying theoretical physics at Churchill College, Cambridge.

I learned about cosmic inflation, extra dimensions, black holes, and other exciting topics.

As a Churchill Scholar, I enjoyed learning about Sir Winston at Chartwell, Blenheim Palace, and the Churchill War Rooms, among other places.

None of this would have been possible without my preparation from Rutgers and my research in the physics department.

I am currently a graduate student at Harvard, and I am taking classes in theoretical physics.

Year graduated Rutgers: 2014

 

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