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#Fisher2019: Stellar Physics Graduate is Ph.D. Bound

June 25, 2019

With his disciplined work ethic and deep knowledge of science, technology, and mathematics, not even gravity can hold down budding physicist Robert Markwick ’19.

Robert Markwick in cap and gown in front of a St. John Fisher College step and repeat backdrop.

In August, he will begin the next chapter of his academic career as a doctoral candidate in the physics program at the University of Rochester, specializing in theoretical astrophysics.

A quadruple major in physics, mathematics, computer science, and philosophy—and a minor in economics—Markwick stands among a rare, select few Fisher alumni who have pursued such an intensive degree path.

He says his coursework, coupled with his time as a Science Scholar and 2018 Summer Research Fellow, helped him prepare for the physics GRE and confirmed his goal to engage in physics research after graduation.

“Fisher overall has taught me many skills and concepts that will be useful in graduate school and beyond,” he says.