Michael Hartl

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I grew up in Southern California, taking for granted that sometimes the February weather makes wearing shorts a necessity. I then headed east for college, receiving a bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard University (which, somewhat
confusingly, means that I attended Harvard College). I lived in the house formerly known as North, and I worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
During the summer, I SURFed at the California Institute of Technology.

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After college, I spent a year studying chaos theory at the University of Maryland, and then I returned to Caltech to get a Ph.D.
in theoretical physics
. While at Tech, I was an instructor in the physics core curriculum (Physics 1 & 2) for five years, and received t
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