Congratulations, Class of 2020!

  

Meet our 2020 Majors               Meet our 2020 Minors               Meet our 2020 Ph.D.s

 

2020 Majors

Azrak

Cesar Azrak
Major - Biophysics

Bichoupan

Ryan Bichoupan
Major - Physics

Burgos

Crystal Burgos
Major - Physics

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"Taking classes with each of you over the past 4 years has truly been one of the best experiences I’ve had in college. You are not only some of the brightest and most intellectually curious students I’ve met at Duke, but also some of the most enjoyable and entertaining. I know you will each go on to do incredible things for this world, and I look forward to seeing the impact you make." ⏤ Ryan Bichoupan

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Foltz

Cameron Foltz
Major - Physics

Idris

Sara Idris
Major - Physics

Jadick

Gia Jadick
Major - Physics

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"I would like to thank my fellow classmates and the entirety of the Physics Department for welcoming me into a wonderful community at Duke and for showing me the true passion behind the quest for understanding in our Universe. As I walk away from 4 years of intensive education and hundreds of pages of algebra and calculus, I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes that tends to remind me of the humility and inspiration in the pursuit of knowledge: "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing". Thank you all and I wish everyone the best moving forward in these strange times!" ⏤ Cam Foltz

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Nair

Varun Nair
Major - Physics

Pratson

Forrest Pratson
Major - Physics

Ruffin

Isabel Ruffin
Major - Physics

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"I had the best classmates these past four years. Good luck in the future, and I hope we'll run into each other down the road."⏤ Gia Jadick

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Seewald

Eric Seewald
Major - Physics

Tran

Quinton Tran
Major - Physics

Zussman

Jay Zussman
Major - Biophysics
     

 

2020 Minors

Mohammadi

Nima Mohammadi
Minor - Physics

Newman

Kyle Newman
Minor - Physics

Pierson

Alexander Pierson
Minor - Physics
     

Scialabba

Dominick Scialabba
Minor - Physics

Shusterman

Devon Shusterman
Minor - Physics
 
     

 

2020 Ph.D.s

Friesen

Forrest Friesen
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Ke

Weiyao Ke
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Seredinski

Andrew Michael Seredinski
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

"Exclusive Photodisintegration of
3He"

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Calvin Howell:

"Partonic Transport Model Application
to Heavy Flavor"

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Steffen Bass:

"Interference Effects in Graphene
Josephson"

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Gleb Finkelstein:

 

 

 

   

Sinev

Gleb Sinev
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Xiong

Weizhi Xiong
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Xu

Yingru Xu
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

"Constraining Non-Standard Neutrino
Interactions and Estimating Future
Neutrino-Magnetic-Movement
Sensitivity with COHERENT

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Kate Scholberg:

 

"High Precision Measurement of the
Proton Charge Radius Lab"

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Haiyan Gao:

"Data-driven Analysis of Heavy
Quark Transport in Ultra-relativistic
Heavy-ion Collisions"

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Steffen Bass:

 

 

 

   

Yao

Xiaojun Yao
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Zhao

Yiqiu Zhao
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
 

"Application of Effective Field Theory
in Nuclear Physics"

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Berndt Mueller:

 

"An Experimental Study of the
Jamming Phase Diagram for
Two-Dimensional Granular Materials"

Congratulatory Video from
Advisor Joshua Socolar: