Learn how physics—and the opportunity to intern for NASA—inspired a friendship. The pursuit of knowledge connected IC physics and astronomy professor Beth Ellen Clark Joseph and Antara Sen ’22.
Antara Sen and Beth Ellen Clark Joseph
A physics class is like my refuge like I come in. And I just feel like I can breathe, you know. When something new and exciting happens, the rest of the faculty will come and see and who did that? Oh, it was Antara, of course. Antara is so, so everywhere and so dynamic and so giving of their time and energy, that they've really become the lifeblood of the physics and astronomy department. I think what cultivates students like me, students, like my peers, is the faculty and the staff. They do nothing but treat you with respect and love and help you pursue your interests. They don't want to make you into the kind of researchers they are. They want to make you into the researcher that you want to be. That's the lifeblood of this department. That was very sweet, but it's not just me. So over the past few years, Antara has actually become more than just a colleague. They are now a friend. She's always going to be my mentor and one of my dearest friends.
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