There’s a tiny spot on campus that’s colder than Vostak, Antarctica, where the earth’s lowest temperature was recorded. The small cylinder compartment in a cramped physics lab at Georgia College is even colder than the moon’s frigid, negative 378 degrees Fahrenheit.
Milledgeville has been home to Akash Patel for the last eight years. He attended Baldwin County Schools and was even named valedictorian of the Baldwin High class of 2016.
Two sets of siblings are working hard in the physics program at GC with their sites set on moving on to Georgia Tech for engineering degrees.
The work of two undergraduate physics majors led to the accreditation of the oberservatory by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center (MPC).
After the excitement of graduation day settles, many newly minted Georgia College alumni will inevitably begin the search for that perfect spot on the mantle to display their degree. For graduate Matthew Hilliard, that task might prove challenging.
On Saturday, May 10, Hilliard was the first in Georgia College history to graduate with three majors in physics, chemistry and math. Triple majors are rare at the university, but degrees in these three areas of study together have never been achieved before.