2015 Physics and Astronomy Graduate, Shea Livingston:
“I knew my great grandfather had gone to USC, but I had no idea when he graduated. When I found that [1915 Commencement] program and realized I would be graduating exactly 100 years after him I was absolutely thrilled.....I guess physics runs in our family because my great uncle built cyclotrons, one of the earliest types of particle accelerators, with Ernest Lawrence, his professor at University of California, Berkeley,” Livingston said. Lawrence later won the 1939 Nobel Prize for his invention. Livingston discovered that one of her instructors at USC Dornsife, Vitaly Kresin, professor of physics and astronomy, had worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, which was named for Lawrence.
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