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Nicolas Menicucci

  • Senior Research Fellow

Current Work Location:
Department of Physics, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

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  • BS Physics with Departmental Honors, 2002


I have fond memories of my undergraduate days at UNM Physics and Astronomy. The department was an extended family, with familiar faces and open office doors. The Society of Physics Students (SPS) supported us in our education with conferences and socialising.

What I valued most, though, was the rigor and breadth of the education I received. I spent many long nights working through tough problems in classical and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, relativity, and mathematical physics.

The ample chalk, ink, and pencil lead expended on those assignments became a solid foundation in modern theoretical physics.

Departmental Honors allowed me to spend a year doing cutting-edge research in quantum information theory, leading to my first publication and a host of options for graduate school.

Without a doubt, my bachelors education in Physics from UNM was instrumental in launching my eventual career as an academic in theoretical physics.