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Welcome to my Homepage!


Hello, and welcome to my web site. By following the links above, you can browse content related to physics, astronomy, mathematics, and computer science. You may also learn more about me, my hobbies, and my research interests.

If you are looking for materials related to courses I have assisted in teaching, you will find them at my Teaching page. Samples of my academic work are filed under Research, and several of my past programming projects are collected under Software. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Enjoy your stay!


  • The Times They Are A-Changin’

    I have started work on a new website hosted under my own domain. This site here is nearly five years old, and while I am still proud of its design and content, updates have been infrequent, and the layout does not respond well to mobile browsing conditions. Thus, it is time to retire this page. Some content will be ported to the new site, while the rest will stay put right here. Hopefully my new web presence will be a bit more active. Thanks for visiting!

  • Sumer Is Icumen In

    Thanks to the wonderful feedback from my Physics 2207 students, I am pleased to have been nominated as a 2009 AAPT Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Additionally, my fellow graduates were foolish enough to elect me PGS Vice President of Communications for the upcoming school year. With the end of the spring semester, I am happy to report my first A+ in grad school – not bad for a first-year theorist in a lab course! That’s the end of my experimental forays for the near future, however, as I will be spending the summer working under Dr. Saul A. Teukolsky in Caltech and Cornell’s collaborative numerical relativity group.

  • Future Plans

    This summer I will have the pleasure to work with Dr. Charles A. Meegan, Principal Investigator for the GLAST Burst Monitor, as part of the NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Following that I will be enrolling in the graduate physics program at Cornell University to seek my Ph.D.

  • Senior Honors

    Recently I have been informed of a number of honors and awards my four years of work at the University of Maryland have earned me. My GPA has qualified me to apply for both the role of student commencement speaker and the University Medal, the latter of which I strongly hope to achieve. I have also been selected to give the the CMPS student address at graduation and have been named Outstanding Undergraduate in the College for 2008. Finally, I was just awarded “High Honors” in Astronomy for my research with Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton.

Who am I?

My name is Curran Muhlberger, and I am a fifth-year physics graduate student at Cornell University researching numerical relativity. Previously I attended the University of Maryland, College Park, receiving degrees in physics, mathematics, and astronomy.

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