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5/25/12  Congratulations to Ryan O'Donnell, a sophomore Physics major, for being selected to participate in the 2012 Summer International Research Experience for Students at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) - the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 18-August 10, 2012.  The research experience is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and George Mason University (

Congratulations to Daniel Casimir, a fifth year Graduate Student, for being selected to participate in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, dedicated to Physics.  The meeting will be held in Lindau, Germany, July 1-July 6, 2012. The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings have a rich history and tradition ( and have been held regularly since 1951.

11/10/10 Nobel laureate Dr. Douglas D. Osheroff was hosted by Howard University’ physics department in Washington, D.C., via a program sponsored by the American institute of Physics and funded by the Research Corporation. SPS/AIP report Event flyer

4/27/09 At noon, 6 undergraduates will be inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society.  A national representative will be here to induct them.

4/24/09 Student Christin Chall will present his senior thesis to the faculty at noon today in room 103.

8/11/08 Congratulations to Drs. Joseph, Venable and Demoz for winning a NASA URC grant. Dr. Joseph is the PI on the grant. This grant is approximately $1 million over the next 5 years and will help in the cutting edge research that is being done. more...

5/10/08 Congratulations to our Graduates Aaron Roane, Tehani Finch, Mbaye Mamadou, and Gabriel Carryon.

5/6/08 Congratulations to Dr. James Lindesay on being inducted as an honorary member in the Gamma of the District of Columbia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the Howard University Phi Beta Kappa Annual Induction Banquet Tuesday May 6, 2008.

4/16/08 50th Anniversary Graduate Research Symposium. Our students won in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division. Oral Presentation: Tariq Ahmido & Tehani Finch were judged 1st Place Winners jointly and Ogungbemi Kayode was one of the three 2nd Place finishers.
Poster Presentation: Rasheen Connell earned a 2nd Place finish
Congratulations to the above students for representing our department in a very able and professional manner at the 50th anniversary Symposium of the Graduate School!

4/16/08 Congratulations to Rasheen Connell on being accepted by the Scientific Review Panel of the Lindau Council as a participant of the 58th Meeting of Nobel Prize Winners in Physics from June 29th to July 4th 2008 in Lindau / Germany more...

4/7/08 Congratulations to Dr Mohammad Ahsan and Dr. Tehani K. Finch:Mohammad Ahsan's defense was on April 7, 2008. The title of the thesis was:"Four-Dimensional spacetime Physics from Orbifold M-Theory"
Tehani K. Finch defense was on Monday April 7, 2008. The title of the thesis was: "Chronology, Supertubes and the BMPV Black Hole"

3/29/08, Dr. Francis Mensah and Doctoral candidate Tehani Finch presented talks at the 2008 Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The two Howard University fellows gave talks on Nonlinear Dynamics of Sickle Cell Disease (Francis Mensah) and Black Holes in Five dimensions (Tehani Finch). Howard University was also represented by four Deans and Associate Deans.

3/10/08 The March Meeting of American Physical Society, the largest physics meeting of the year, took place March 10-14, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. More than 7,000 scientists attended. The principal topic areas were condensed matter physics, industrial applications, new materials, chemical and biological physics, fluids, polymers, and computation. The Physics Department participated. See the presentations: more...

2/24/08 Rasheen Connell won an award for the best graduate poster at the NSPB meeting. He also won 2nd best poster in the area of photonics and optics. That award includes a one-year membership in n SPIE ( or OSA (

2/4/08 New Publication: S. M. Gatica, H. I. Li, R. A. Trasca, M. W. Cole, and R. D. Diehl, more...

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May 2000
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March 2000
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March 2000
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Jan. 2000
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Dec. 1999
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Nov. 1999
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Sept. 1999
American Association of Physics Teachers Award


July 1999
Dr. Henry Receives Professional Achievement Citation


June 1999
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May 1999

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April 1999
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Dec. 1998
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August 1998
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June 1998
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Summer 1998
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May 1998
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April 1998
Dr. Walton's Presentation at National Air and Space Museum


April 1998
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March 1998
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January 1998
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