Eric Hirschman honored for exceptional service
Eric Hirschman received an Outstanding Service Award from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Eric transformed the department graduate student experience. Under his leadership, the graduate committee established a stronger culture of student connectedness through weekly “graduate gobbles.” Eric helps students progress through key milestones by carefully reviewing each prospectus, thesis, and dissertation. Beginning with admissions, Eric discovered faculty needs, matched applicants, and raised awareness of graduate fellowships. The average number of graduate student-authored papers per year increased nearly 50% during his tenure. Eric’s tireless efforts have helped move our program to greater distinction.
News and Events
Professor Scott and Lisa Sommerfeldt in Missouri Independence Mission
A recent research adventure took Dr. Traci Neilsen and two students to the North Atlantic Ocean. Neilsen, an associate professor of physics at BYU, and her team apply artificial intelligence to noises in the ocean to classify the seabed.
Despite the inherent time constraints of engaging undergraduate and graduate students in research, Scott Bergeson enjoys teaching this “seek and find” principle to his students, a principle that has become his philosophy for life.
A group of BYU students and professors gathered acoustical recordings of at the world’s most powerful rocket launch.
Kent Gee is selected as Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in their class of 2023
Y Magazine recognizes finalist for the 2023 National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics provides support and opportunities for female BYU physics students
Dr. Micah Shepherd, Acoustic Physicist, joins faculty
Dr. Karine Chesnel awarded Interdisciplinary Research Origination Grant