• Mark Kozlowski's comedy Faustus, PhD, gave him a unique opportunity to use art to examine a life in the sciences.
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Student Study: Mark Kozlowski

Graduate student completed play about selling one's soul for science

Mark Kozlowski, a fourth-year graduate student in chemistry, might not sell his soul for science, fame, and fortune—but he has given a lot of thought to why a researcher could be tempted.

Kozlowski collaborated with Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT) for more than a year to hone a manuscript and then stage a performance of his comedy Faustus, PhD, about a struggling graduate student who makes a deal with the Devil to learn which experiments will bring him success.

Read more in Caltech magazine.