Matthew McMillan

Wheaton College

Matthew McMillan will graduate from Wheaton College, Illinois, with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics and an honors thesis on embedded contact homology. At Wheaton, Matthew designed signal conditioning electronics to study magnetic reconnection in plasmas and presented the results at national meetings of the American Physical Society. He modeled neutral beams in fusion reactors at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, studied measure theory and quantum logic in Budapest, and explored symplectic embedding problems at UC Berkeley. Matthew plans to take Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge and the MSt in Philosophy of Physics at Oxford.