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Frank Haig, S.J.

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Father Frank Haig, professor emeritus of physics at Loyola University Maryland, has spent a lifetime studying theoretical physics, nuclear structure, elementary particle physics, and cosmology. Along the way, he has mentored and inspired generations of science students—including at Loyola, where he has taught for nearly four decades. Fr. Haig's career is a living testimony to the complementarity of abiding faith and profound curiosity about the universe we inhabit. In 2016, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences. Fr. Haig is a former president of the Washington Academy of Sciences and currently a member-at-large on the board of managers of the Academy. He is immediate past president of the Maryland Conference of the American Association of University Professors and former president of Wheeling Jesuit University (1966-72) in Wheeling, W.Va., and of Le Moyne College (1981-87) in Syracuse, N.Y. Fr. Haig received his Ph.D. in Physics from The Catholic University of America in 1959; he entered the Society of Jesus in 1946 and was ordained in 1960.


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Rev. Frank Haig
To study physics is to look at a universe that is an explosive world of extravagant spontaneity, a reality bursting with variety and overwhelming originality, a fullness overflowing with a multiplicity of the unexpected and the astonishing.

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