Joshua Perlmutter, Holliston, Mass., is one of Dartmouth College’s six valedictorians from the Class of 2020. The top 12 students, six valedictorians and six salutatorians, were recognized on Sunday, June 14, during Dartmouth’s degree-conferral ceremony, Celebrating the Moment: Dartmouth 2020, held online this year. Joshua double majored in Mathematics and Physics and minored in Astronomy. He will begin a master’s degree program in mathematics at Brandeis University this fall.
Joshua said, “I am grateful to the physics and astronomy department for the ample opportunities I have had to explore my astronomy interest, including writing a senior thesis with Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ryan Hickox and taking part in the astronomy FSP program in South Africa.
“Due to the short nature of terms, I was also able to take several proof-based math classes, and I became extremely passionate about the blend of logic and puzzle-solving in this field.
“Outside of academics, I am thankful to have been a member of the Dartmouth Film Society and the mock trial team, both of which provided a creative outlet to balance my STEM-focused classes.”