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John F. Beacom - Associate Member (2011)

Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Ohio State University
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Dr. Beacom received BS degrees in Physics and Math from KU in 1991. He obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1997, studying solar neutrinos. After spending three years as a Fairchild Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech and four years as a Schramm Fellow at Fermilab, Dr. Beacom joined the faculty at Ohio State University in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy; he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2007 and Professor in 2010. His research interests lie at the intersection of the fields of theoretical astrophysics, particle physics, and nuclear physics, concerning mostly neutrinos and supernovae.