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Black In Physics Week

From October 24-30 our Department, together with colleagues from around the country, will be celebrating the contributions of Black physicists and astronomers with Black In Physics week.

In addition to the national events, which you can find out more about on the Black In Physics website, our department is planning a number of events to celebrate closer to home.

We hope to see you at one or more of these events over the coming week, which will give our Black students and colleagues the opportunity to meet and make connections with other Black physicists and astronomers across academic and career stages, and continue our collective work as a Department to create and sustain an environment where current and future Black physicists and astronomers can thrive.

Friday 10/22: Kicking off the week is the colloquium from Dr. Tammy Walton (Fermilab), on “First Results from the Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab”. Please email for a link to the recording.

10/25 - 10/29: All next week prospective physics and astronomy students will have the chance to meet 1-1 for a "coffee chat" with a current student in our Department. Thank you to the students who have agreed to help with this! They are a diverse group with a wide range of interests who will give first- and second-year students a great sense of what it’s like to major in physics or astronomy and be a part of our Departmental community. In addition, we’ll have similar opportunities for prospective students to meet 1-1 for Facul-TEA to chat with a Professor! Sign up here.

Friday 10/29: Do you love movies? Do you love (bad) physics? Then join us next from 5:30-8:00 in Room 401 for Bad Physics Movie Night! Grad students will be picking the movie, so if you have a suggestion pass it on to a graduate student near you, or email Alec Drobac or Michael Dolce. Sign up here.

On Saturday 10/30 at 2:00pm, there will be an in-person Black in Physics Celebration at the Africana Center. Please RSVP here.

If students have any questions, please email Aja Sparks.