Jacopo Gliozzi ’19 to receive Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy

Feb 13, 2019 481

BY: Joseph McClain

Jacopo Gliozzi is an exemplar of the term “scholar-athlete.” Actually, “scientist-athlete” would be more accurate. Gliozzi became interested in William & Mary because of its men’s gymnastic team. He ended up mastering not only the pommel horse, but also a rigorous math-physics double major with a perfect 4.0 GPA — capped by induction into Phi Beta Kappa.

On top of all that, Gliozzi pursued a research effort that is on track to see his name on as many as three peer-reviewed publications by the time he graduates. Gliozzi ’19 is the 2019 recipient of William & Mary’s Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy. The honor is endowed by the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to recognize excellence in the sciences and mathematics in an undergraduate student.

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SOURCE: https://wydaily.com

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