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Hispanic Heritage Month

Miguel Mostafá and his group for the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month.

Miguel Mostafá

Title: Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Professor of Physics and of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Degrees: Ph.D. in particle physics (2001), M.S. and B.S. in nuclear engineering (1996), Instituto Balseiro, Argentina

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What motivates you to do science?

I was always curious about how things work from a very young age. This curiosity took me to blow out the fuses in my whole block, work as an electrician as a teenager, and to develop a new method to search for uranium in college. Several decades later I'm still curious and searching for answers about how the universe works.


What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?

It means a way to connect with my people, a way to talk to my "kids" about where they come from, a way to stay connected with my culture.