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Colin West contestant on Jeopardy! & Finalist of FameLab USA  

Colin West is Ph.D. Candidate at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University, graduating this summer. His scientific interests center around understanding the mysteries of quantum physics, as well as finding ways to apply it to improve our technology, computers, and communications systems. He is also an active associate of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and is passionate about it's mission of helping scientists share their work outside the narrow confines of their own academic disciplines.

On May 13, 2016, Colin competed at the Final competition of FameLab USA: Exploring Earth and Beyond in Washington, DC. He made the top ten out of nearly 100 participants in a competition where each contestant has the spotlight for only three minutes. No slides, no charts, just the power of words and any prop they can hold in their hands. A panel of experts in both science and science communication judge. Back in January Colin appeared on Jeopardy! and was in the lead going into Final Jeopardy. Although he didn't win, he had an excellent experience on the show and attributes his success to the Alda Center.

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