Mary Gerhardinger



Born in the waning hours of the last millenium, Mary Gerhardinger was fated to attend Kenyon – following in the footsteps of every other immediate family member. Her first serious encounter with gravity occurred as she was a toddler riding on the back of her father’s bike when he misjudged a small hill and toppled them backwards. Mary landed on her head, and her interest in physics began. She can be identified on campus as the only student who wears a helmet while riding a bike.

Her first semester at Kenyon led her to the Cosmo Group, commencing her fascination with the world beyond. She started independent studies with Tom soon afterwards, joining the lab her sophomore year under the Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship. Aside from physics, she enjoys pondering the universe and everything in it through the lens of philosophy. She also seems to have a growing interest in annoying those around her through almost endless tap dancing practice. When not in Hayes you may find her reading or hiking or perhaps somewhere else, depending on which reality you prescribe to.