The registration for the NSBP Fall Conference 2016, “The Value of the Minority Physics Student: A Talent Source for America’s Technical Future”  is now open!  This year’s conference will be held on October 27-30, 2016, at Fermilab, in Batavia, IL.  There is no registration charge for students (undergraduate, graduate, and post doc) and the first 100 to register will

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        Caption: (Pictured from left to right): Dr. K. Renee Horton (NSBP President), Oduchu Ogbonnaya (CRF Winner), Bria Storr (CRF Winner), and Dr. Stephen McGuire (Past President of NSBP) The National Society of Black Physicists would like to recognize the 2016 Carl Rouse Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CRF) winners:  Oduchu Ogbonnaya, a senior

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NSBP 40 by 40 Campaign

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A Call for Membership, The Answer:  For a Lifetime In 1977 the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) was founded to promote the professional well-being of black physicists within the scientific community and within society at large. Over the years, NSBP has sought to develop and support efforts to increase the opportunities afforded to our

The International Affairs Committee helps to establish contacts with colleagues and organizations across Africa, the Caribbean, and other regions worldwide. NSBP strives to support members both domestic or abroad. If you are interested in networking and supporting physicists of the African diaspora across the world, the International Affairs committee may be right for you. To

Greetings to all students from your NSBP Student Representative! As the name suggests, I will be representing your interests by bringing your concerns, needs and desires before the NSBP Board of Directors. So that I may serve our community most effectively, I hope to start open lines of communication with all of you. As students,


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The membership committee of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) helps to provide over 300 physics students and experts with their unique professional needs as scholars of the scientific community. In part, we develop programs and initiatives to build long-term relationships among members. In the next year, our most ambitious initiative is to cultivate

By Andre Clayborne* Recently, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to withdraw from the European Union (EU) with 51.9% of the vote. The possible effects could have an impact on Physics research in the UK. While a member of the EU, researchers in the UK received financial support from the European Research Council (~€1.7bn (1.8 bn

By Esmeralda Yitamben* The biennial African School of Fundamental Physics (ASP) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from August 1st through August 19th. This will be the 4th event since its creation, following ASP 2010 in Stellenbosch – South Africa, ASP 2012 in Kumasi – Ghana, and ASP 2014 in Dakar – Senegal. ASP 2016

Name: Albert K. Wandui Major: Physics Junior, Stanford University Mr. Wandui was part of the LIGOSURF program last year, working on improving the data quality for Binary Black Hole searches with Advanced LIGO. The Advanced LIGO detectors are able to make direct observations of gravitational waves, but also monitors many other aspects about both its

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