Mildred Dresselhaus Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Physics
James Kennington, graduate student in physics, is interested in quantum gravity and mathematical physics. He hopes to apply his computational experience from industry to numerical approaches within quantum gravity and cosmology. He previously used gravitational-microlensing techniques to study quasar systems at the United States Naval Academy. A reference described him as "well read, well spoken, courteous and thoughtful, and capable of exceptional independent work on open-ended problems." Kennington completed his bachelor's degree in physics at the University of Texas at Austin.