Anthony Kearsley
Research
Mathematician
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD

B.A. 
Mathematics, University of Maryland
M.S. 
Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
Ph.D. 
Computation and Applied Mathematics, Rice University 

Research
Mathematician, providing mathematical research support to
scientists. 

Tony believes each
scientific discipline has its own language and exposure to
different areas enables the applied mathematician to communicate
with scientist working in other disciplines. 
Kearsley:
"I ended up not doing very well in high school and in fact, barely getting
a high school diploma and had no interest at all in anything academic. I
spent a year and a half traveling around Europe with a backpack and real
sort of cerebralfree activities, and then ended up enrolling at the
community college. I got a job as a custodian, as a matter of fact, and
started taking courses at night. There was a professor there who convinced
me to enroll at the  in the electrical engineering program at The
University of Maryland. So I started there. Sort of floated around in
engineering for a while and it was during that time that I was hired here
as a college student. And so I came as a summer intern here and started
writing computer programs for the  what was then, the Applied and
Computational Math Division. So that's sort of where it started. After
working the summer here, I went in and changed my major to mathematics and
from there it was math all the way."
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