Undergraduate Alumni on the Web
Dakotah Tyler had a BA degree from University of Kentucky and played football there, but decided to go back to school in order to study astrophysics. He got his BS in Physics and Astrophysics and a Minor in Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati in 2020. His faculty mentor was Mike Sitko, and he spent a summer at Harvard in an REU program. He is now in the PhD program in Astrophysics at UCLA.
Harvard Grad Student Page (2023)
Duane Johnson received his BS in Physics in 1980 at the University of Cincinnati. He worked with Frank Pinski in Computational Physics spending one year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and completed his PhD in 1985. He took postdoctoral positions at the University of Bristol and then the Naval Research Laboratory before beginning a research staff position at Sandia National Laboratories in 1988. In 1997 he became Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics at the University of Illinois. He then became the Chief Research Officer at DOE Ames National Laboratory in 2010 and was named the F. Wendell Miller Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. He was named a Fellow of the APS in 2003.
George Sherard, Jr grew up in Cincinnati and went to Walnut Hills High and received his BS in Physics from the University of Cincinnati in (1940). After talking to Herman Branson (an african american graduate student and Boris Podolsky) he decided to continue working towards a PhD in Physics. Unfortunately, World War II intervened and so he quickly finished his MS in Physics and went to New Jersey to work on signal processing. The link below has excerpts from his history working with the Apollo program at NASA.
Paul Herget was born in OTR and attended Withrow High School in Cincinnati and after several years went to UC and received his BA degree in Mathematics. After graduating he took a job at the Cincinnati Observatory and went to graduate school part time. He was highly skilled in numerical calculations. By 1933 while he received his MA degree in Mathematics he considered himself an astronomer. His PhD thesis was on the calculation of orbits using vectors, with all the calculations done by hand. After spending one year at UC Berkeley he returned to UC taking a faculty position with primary appointment at Cincinnati Observatory. He was the director of the minor planet center at the Cincinnati Observatory from 1947 to 1978. He was considered a primary instigator of computational physics, eventually bringing the first IBM mainframe to Cincinnati in 1958 (see picture above). He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences winning the James Craig Watson Medal in 1965. He was interviewed by the AIP (see below) describing his many years of effort in developing computational techniques.