Our Graduates in Physics

Thomas Bell, Ph.D. ’64, (above) is a scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center at NASA and a senior meteorologist in the Laboratory for Atmospheres.

New College is proud of the many Physics graduates who have contributed to the field. Here's a sampling of some of our graduates:

Gregory Dubois-Felsmann ’77, a Rhodes Scholar, is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of experimental particle physics. As a staff scientist at Caltech and a member of the executive committee for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), he is currently working with more than 600 physicists and engineers at 75 institutions in 10 different countries studying the relationship between matter and antimatter.

Paul Hansma is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and directs the Paul Hansma Research Group, which has been developing Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) for almost twenty years. Their focus on creating AFMs especially suited for biophysical research has led to many discoveries in biomaterials. In addition to research using AFMs, his group has begun development of a mechanical Reference Point Indentation (RPI) instrument (formerly known as the Bone Diagnostic Instrument, BDI, and the Tissue Diagnostic Instrument, TDI) to measure bone fracture risk in living patients.

Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students in Physics

• Brandeis University
• Caltech
• Carnegie Mellon
• Columbia
• Duke
• Florida State University
• Georgia Tech
• Johns Hopkins
• Princeton
• SUNY at Albany
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of California, Davis
• University of Central Florida
• University of Florida
• University of Georgia
• University of Hawaii
• University of Maryland
• University of Michigan
• University of South Florida
• University of Texas
• University of Washington
• University of Wisconsin

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New College students work on major scientific research and outreach projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the U.S. Army, AT&T Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities and diverse cultural organizations.

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