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Black History Month 2020

In the African-American physics community, most of the people that achieve success understand that they are blazing a trail and creating a legacy for those after them to follow. This year, our Black History Month profiles will focus both on the accomplishments of each individual honoree and the legacy that each honoreee has created on the overall physics community.

Edward Bouchet

February 1, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Edward Bouchet. Dr. Bouchet was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in physics from any American University. He has established a legacy of excellence for all African American physicists.

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Willie Hobbs Moore

February 16, 2020

The National Society of Black Physicists honors Dr. Willie Hobbs Moore. She is the first woman to obtain a Ph.D. in physics from any American university. Her example has inspired generations of African-American physicists to pursue academic excellence.

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