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I like solving puzzles.

For those who don't me, I am a physicist by education. I obtained my Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State University in August, 1999. I have chosen to remain a part of the exciting field of experimental high energy particle physics. I am continuing my physics training as a postdoctorate research fellow (employed by Louisiana Tech University) as a member of the D0 Collaboration at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, more affectionately known as Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois. My job varies day to day. In a given week, I may:

The tasks vary, and once the proton-antiproton beams begin colliding, my role will probably change. In the meanwhile, I do everything I can to make sure that our sub-detector is ready, and if a task is beyond my skill or experience, I seek out an expert. My primary purpose here is to advance my training and education because a physicist never stops learning.

I am often asked why I chose physics. I had other interests, including music, math, history and chemistry. However, I found physics to be the most challenging. I don't always enjoy struggling with an equation, or tracing a bug in my computer code, but there is an almost inexplicable reward once you arrive at a solution.

So, what does any of the above have to do with genealogy? First, let me digress with a little story.





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