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UB grad aces physics test; faculty astounded

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Posted at 6:47 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 08:15:07-05

A Buffalo native who attended Canisius High School remembered how easily he completed the test but scoring the maximum 990 points on the physics subject test of the Graduate Record Examination was definitely a surprise.

University at Buffalo graduate Geoffrey Fatin achieved something his UB faculty mentors say is very rare: a perfect score on the physics test.

A representative of the GRE contacted by the university agreed that a perfect score on the test is a rare occurrence among domestic students. Fatin, who graduated in 2015, maintained a 4.0 GPA with a double major in physics and mathematics.

A UB Ambassador for the physics department, he also volunteered as a freshman, teaching science and mathematics to public school students.

He currently is applying to graduate schools to pursue a PhD program, with interests in both condensed matter and high-energy physics.