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Dr. Robert Kalescky Reflects on His Time Studying Chemistry at SMU

January 16, 2020

Dr. Robert Kalescky, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Ph.D. graduate and Southern Methodist University (SMU) HPC Applications Scientist, is responsible for assisting the research community at SMU with their use ...

Meet Dr. Deiana, an Experimental High Energy Particle Physicist

January 9, 2020

Note: this interview was condensed and edited for clarity. For some people, the call to a particular field of study arrives early. For Dr. Allison McCarn Deiana, the desire to study and teach physics grew in high school ...

5 Careers to Pursue With Your Ph.D. in Physics

January 2, 2020

Often the first and sometimes only career that comes to mind when students consider pursuing their Ph.D. in Physics is a job in academia. Teaching at a college or university can be a noble and rewarding career – but ...

Exploring the Universe: A Complete Guide to Earning a Ph.D. in Physics

December 19, 2019

Physics is the study of space, time, energy, and matter. Physicists try to ask and answer, in a verifiable and reproducible way, the deepest questions about the origin, nature, and fate of the universe. The study of ...

Fostering Interdisciplinary Conversations between Graduate Students

December 12, 2019

Some graduate student stereotypes ring true in reality. Have you ever thought about graduate students as people who sit around talking about big ideas with each other for hours? Maybe these conversations bear fruit and ...

Dedman Graduate Program Applications: What is the Video Essay?

November 21, 2019

For a few years now SMU’s graduate programs in Dedman College have been doing something new as part of their application — including a video essay component.

Why Study Statistics? Learn from the Director of SMU’s Biostatistics Ph.D.

November 14, 2019

After earning his Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Chicago, Dr. Daniel Heitjan spent 30 years in academic biostatistics at various institutions, focusing mainly on collaborative and methods research. ...