Herbie Smith

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Originally from Rocky Face, Georgia, Herbie Smith says he has adopted nearby Newmarket as his hometown since coming as a freshman to the University of New Hampshire. A senior and member of the University Honors Program, Herbie will graduate in May with a bachelor of science in physics with a minor in mathematics. Herbie has won a three-year graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation, which will allow him to pursue a doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of Texas at Austin. He plans then to use his knowledge and experience to inspire students and aspiring young physicists. When his research advisor, Professor Per Berglund, told him of Inquiry, Herbie decided to write a commentary to share his CERN experience with students at UNH and around the world. This summer experience, he said, “contributed to my growth as a physicist” and helped point him to topics for his graduate work.