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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:

Tuesday 8 am - 12 noon
Wednesday 2 pm - 4 pm
Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Areas of Responsibility:

Serving Physics Department and 3-2 Engineering Programs


Kyung Hee University (B.Sc. in Physics)
Seoul National University (Graduate Study)
Graduate Center of CUNY (M.Phil., Ph.D. in Physics)
Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.)
CTNS, Berkeley (Witherspoon Postdoctoral Fellow)
Wycliff Hall, Oxford University (Visiting Researcher)
St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University (Visiting Fellow)

Publications and Presentations

Major Projects:
"The Physics of Information" with FQXi (2012)
"New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology" with Univ. of Chicago (2012)
"Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality"with 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 of Physics in Greenville College, IL. He recently came from the John Templeton Foundation where he helped initiate and fund more than $50 million frontier scientific programs. He received his M. Phil. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of CUNY and his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He was also 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 articles and books in the areas of quantum theory of light, quantum information, the foundations of physics, philosophy of science, the interdisciplinary area of ! science and religion, spirituality and worldviews. Dr. Choi has also been working with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) for more than thirty-five years.

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