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Vincent Rodgers - Professor

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The University of Iowa

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Complex problem solving
Mathematical skills
Lab or instrumentation skills
Knowledge of physics principles

Vincent Rodgers' Job:
Rodgers is a professor at the University of Iowa,  and teaches classes related to basic physics and the physics of the human body. His research specialty is the Superstring Theory,  a theory that attempts to unite the physical forces into a single principal. He studies how gravity acts within the various off-shoots of the theory. "It's fun, " Rodgers said. "I think there's some really great stuff [in physics] to play around with."

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Iowa City, IA

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Educational Information

B.S. in Physics with a minor in math and computer science from the University of Dayton
M.S. in Physics from Syracuse University
Ph.D. in Physics from Syracuse University

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Vincent Rodgers' other interests:
Rodgers is interested in things outside of the world of physics,  and is currently learning piano,  and is a particular fan of Bach.

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Vincent became interested in physics when he was six,  and him and his twin brother victor received toy robots as Christmas gifts. The robots had a panel that could be removed to reveal the inner workings of the robot. Both brothers were fascinated by how the toys worked. Fast forward to college,  both brothers attended the University of Dayton. Vincent majored in physics,  while his brother majored in chemical engineering. The two parted ways for graduate school,  for which Vincent attended Syracuse University. Later on,  Victor applied for a position within the University of Iowa's chemical engineering department,  he recommended Vincent for a position in the physics department. The two remain best friends,  and some sibling rivalry remains as well. "He realizes that I'm smarter than he is, " Vincent said - although he admitted that Victor would probably say just the opposite.