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Thomas Moses

Professor & Chair of Physics

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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The disciplined approach to problem-solving developed by the study of physics is particularly valuable for students entering high-tech fields, business, medicine and the law.

Other recent Knox alumni with a major in physics have completed graduate degrees in physics as well as astronomy, mathematics, science, education, and an array of fields of engineering.

Resident, Neurosurgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Chetak Patel '06. (Right)

Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Brian Jensen '97.

Corporate Credit Risk Analyst, Bank of America, London, United Kingdom. Ruby Goh '11.

Mechanical Engineer, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Kelly Burgess '06.

Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Physics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Muwen Kong '08.

Mission Operations Flight Controller, Laboratory for Atmosphere and Space Physics, Boulder, Colorado. Sam Gagnard '08.

Graduate Student, Law School, Fordham University, New York City, New York. Nick Klein '02.

Physicist, NASA/Kepler Project. Jeff Smith '01.

Electrical Consulting Engineer, Environmental Systems Design, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. Soe Myint '09.

Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Material Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Virginia McCreary '04.

Graduate Student, Medical School, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. Sarah West '09.

Physics Teacher, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago, Illinois. Andy Fitz '08.

Product Development Engineer, Boeing. Christin Datz '05.

Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Tomomi Sunayama '09.

Mechanical Engineer, Cobham Mission Systems, Davenport, Iowa. Aaron Kimball '06.

Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jordan Watkins '07.

Graduate Student, Ph.D. program in Chemistry, Vanderbilt University. Ryan Meier, '07.

Assistant Editor, The Enquirer, West Chester, Ohio. Cheryl Vari '96.

Principal Scientist, Hughes STX, Greenbelt, Maryland. Sean Casey '82.

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