Grant Teply – BSSEF Best of Fair - 2002

After graduating from Nicolet High School in 2005, Grant Teply attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning five majors in four years.  Specializing in observational cosmology, he earned his PhD in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2015 for his work on the BICEP2 and Keck Array microwave telescopes, which are located at the South Pole.  He is now a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego, where he continues to work on microwave telescopes including POLARBEAR in the Chilean Andes and future telescopes.  

Quote: "The BSSEF introduced me to IceCube, a neutrino observatory operated by UW-Madison at the South Pole.  It was that experience that first got me interested in doing physics research in adventurous places”.