Kennedy Reed

Friday, 17 February 2017 by

February 17, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Kennedy Reed. Dr. Kennedy J. Reed was born on May 24, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee.  He is an African American theoretical atomic physicist.  Reed earned his B.S. in physics from Monmouth College in 1967.  He then earned his M.S.T. in physics from the University

Jami Valentine

Thursday, 16 February 2017 by

February 16, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Jami Valentine. Jami Valentine was born in Philadelphia PA.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Florida A & M University and a master’s degree in physics from Brown University. In 2006 Jami became the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D.

Ronald Mickens

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 by

February 15, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Ronald Mickens. Ronald Mickens was born in Petersburg, Virginia on February 7, 1943 to Daisy Brown Mickens and Joseph Mickens. Mickens spent much of his youth with his maternal grandparents, and his grandfather, James Williamson, was responsible for introducing him to science.  By the

Joseph Johnson III

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 by

February 14, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Joseph Johnson, III Joseph A. Johnson III was born in Tennessee and graduated from Fisk University with a BA in Physics Summa Cum laude in 1960 and from Yale University with a M.S. in 1961 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1965. He was

Anthony Johnson

Monday, 13 February 2017 by

February 13, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Anthony Johnson. Dr. Anthony M. Johnson was born on May 23, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. He is an African American experimental physicist and a professor in physics, computer science, and electrical engineering. As a youth, Johnson became intrigued with science after receiving a

Hattie Carwell

Sunday, 12 February 2017 by

February 12, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Hattie Carwell. Hattie Carwell was born on July 17, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Ashland, Virginia. She is an African American physicist and retired scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy. Early in life Carwell showed an interest in science that would be

Beth Brown

Saturday, 11 February 2017 by

February 11, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Beth Brown. Beth Brown was born in Roanoke, Virginia where her love of science fiction helped develop her interest in astronomy.  After graduating as the valedictorian of William Fleming High School’s Class of 1987, she went on to graduate summa cum laude from Howard

Sylvester Gates

Friday, 10 February 2017 by

February 10, 2017 The National Society of  Black Physicists honors Dr. Sylvester Gates Dr. Sylvester James Gates was born on December 15, 1950, in Tampa, Florida.  He is an African-American theoretical physicist, known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. As a young man, Gates’s parents always stressed the importance of education.  At

George Carruthers

Thursday, 09 February 2017 by

February 9, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. George Carruthers. Dr. George Robert Carruthers was born October 1, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is an African-American inventor, physicist, and space scientist. Born the son of a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Air Corps, Carruthers Sr., encouraged his young son’s early interest

Shirley Jackson

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 by

February 8, 2017 The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Shirley Jackson. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was born on August 5, 1946, in Washington, D.C.  She is the first African American woman to earn a doctorate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when she received her Ph.D. in nuclear physics. Motivated by her parents who

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