AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers

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Meet Gary

Physics was not the first thing to come to my mind when I was thinking about college in the mid-1970s; I had not taken any physics in high school (it was not offered in the years that I was there). I remember specifically asking the college advisor if I could major in "science" (who was quite amused by the naivete of my query). "No, son, you have to pick a specific science." I asked which science would give me the best chance to look through the telescope I had seen on top of one of the buildings there, which led me to physics. (I never did get to look through that telescope, though, sadly!)

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