Ateneo Physics Faculty and the Ignatian Magis

by Quirino Sugon Jr.

Ateneo Physics faculty are known for one thing: magis. St. Ignatius of Loyola best describes magis in three questions: What have I done for Christ. What am I doing for Christ? What ought I to do for Christ? Thus, magis means “more”–to do something more for Christ:

1. Magis of expertise—To master a very narrow field of research and become competent in related fields, as measured by the number of peer-reviewed publications and prestigious national and international awards

2. Magis of leadership—To lead as an administrator or re-search director, as measured by the number of former junior faculty or students who became heads of institutions and organizations.

3. Magis of presence—To inspire the next generation of students and teachers by mere presence, as measured by the number of times one’s words and deeds are remembered as the defining character of a true physicist and follower of Christ.

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