MELBOURNE, FLA.—At Florida Institute of Technology’s annual Honors Convocation, held recently, Peter Nemeth, who will graduate this May with a doctoral degree in astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Space Sciences, received the John E. Miller Award. The award is for excellence in graduate student teaching and outstanding academic excellence.
Studying at the university for five years, Nemeth has been a teaching assistant in the introductory physics laboratories the entire time. He also taught the Experiments in Optics and Senior Lab classes.
A native of Hungary, Nemeth earned a master’s degree in astronomy at the University of Szeged, rated in the top five universities in the country. He also earned a degree in transportation engineering at Széchenyi István University, completing a thesis on Hungarian intermodal transportation. His primary research interests are the spectral analysis of hot stars, spectral modeling, sub-dwarfs and white dwarf stars. He has been a member of the Hungarian Astronomical Association since 1995.
The Miller Award was established in 1995 in memory of the university’s longtime vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Miller also briefly was university president between the terms of Jerome Keuper, founding president, and Dr. Lynn Edward Weaver.