Cal State Fullerton Professor
for National Honor
May 9, 2003 :: No. 229
Heidi Fearn, Cal State Fullerton professor
of physics, has been named a Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Scholar for 2003-2005. She is one of six scholars chosen
from throughout the nation for a program supporting the research
efforts of faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities that
focus largely on teaching.
Fearn is the first Fullerton professor to receive
this honor and the third in the CSU to be so recognized.
The program will allow the researcher — a member
of the Fullerton faculty since 1991 — to explore her interest
in quantum field and super-string theory, a unified theory of the
fundamental interactions. As a Kavli Scholar, Fearn receives funding
for three all-expenses-paid research visits, typically lasting for
two weeks, to the Kavli Institute, during which time she may conduct
research, attend lectures and take part in institute activities.
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, established
in 1979 and located at UC Santa Barbara, is funded by the National
Science Foundation and the University of California. Its general
purpose is to contribute to the progress of theoretical physics,
especially in areas overlapping the traditional subfields of physics.
Fearn, a Placentia resident, holds a doctorate in
quantum optics from the University of Essex. She teaches modern
physics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, atomic
theory and mathematical physics. She is a member of the American
Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science
and American Association of Physics Teachers.
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