Dr. Lynch’s doctorate is from the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has also done graduate work at the prestigious Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Waterloo, Ontario. His thesis involved the theoretical aspects of particle dynamics under the influence of large accelerations, and for his postdoc work, he hopes to bridge this theoretical background with direct laboratory experience.
At the Technion, Dr. Lynch plans to do a joint postdoc with researchers in both the physics and the electrical engineering departments. Several years ago, he read an article these researchers had published in the journal Nature Physics. He contacted them, and has been developing ideas with them ever since. The Zuckerman scholarship gives them the opportunity to finally pursue the joint research directions they have been discussing.
He has also worked hard on his teaching skills. While still an undergraduate, Dr. Lynch along with some other students, went on week-long “physics roadshow” tours, where they gave presentations demonstrating physics concepts to grade school students. His interest in pedagogy continued into his graduate teaching years, where he consistently received positive instructor evaluations from his students.