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Hyung Choi

Hyung Choi

Physics Department Chair, Associate Professor of Physics

Year Started at GC: 2013
Phone: 618.664.6523
Office Hours:

MWF 2:30 - 4:20pm and by appointment

Areas of Responsibility:

Chair, Physics Department
Dual-Degree Engineering Program


Ph.D., Physics, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 1991
M.Phil., Physics, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 1989
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1994
Graduate Study in Theoretical Physics, Seoul National University, S. Korea,1979
B.Sc., Physics, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, S. Korea, 1978 


PHY120 University Physics I
PHY210 University Physics II
PHY220 University Physics III
PHY311 Theoretical Mechanics
PHY322 Electricity and Magnetism

Publications and Presentations

"The Physics of Information" Project w/ FQXi (2012)
"New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology" Program w/ Univ. of Chicago (2012)
"Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality" Program w/ IQOQI, Austria (2010)

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Society
Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology Institute
American Philosophical Association

Related Experiences

Director, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, the John Templeton Foundation (2009-2012)
Director for Research and Programs in the Natural Sciences, the Metanexus Institute (2003-2006)
Director, The Canyon Institute for Advanced Study and Professor of Mathematical Physics and Philosophy of Science, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. (1996-2002)

About Hyung Choi

Dr. Hyung S. Choi is the Physics Department Chair and Associate Professor at Greenville College. He recently came from the John Templeton Foundation where he developed many frontier science programs. He received his M. Phil. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of CUNY and his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Choi was a visiting researcher at Wycliff Hall, Oxford University and a visiting fellow at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University. Before he moved to the United States in 1979, he studied at Seoul National University for graduate work in theoretical particle physics and at Kyung Hee University, South Korea, for a B.Sc. Dr. Choi is the author of many technical and nontechnical works in the areas of quantum theory of light, the foundations of quantum physics, and the interdisciplinary area between science and religion. Dr. Choi has been working with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) for more than 35 years. 

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