Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy

A top producer of African American physicists in the U.S.

2355 6th Street, NW
Room 105, Thirkield Hall
Washington, D.C. 20059

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Ayanna Overton

Department Chair
Dr. Quinton L. Williams


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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Faculty members in astrophysics and cosmology have worked on cutting edge and fundamental topics within the discipline. Some of their work has touched on dark matter, dark energy, and black hole formation.

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Biological Physics

Research in the area of biological physics involves neural networks and biomedical physics.

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Computational Physics

The computational physics research in the department encompasses the following areas of nanophysics: molecules in nanopores, wetting and films.

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Condensed Matter Physics

The topics of faculty working in condensed matter physics cover a wide range. Topics include carbon nanotubes, microstructures of extreme environments, materials structures.

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Functional Materials

Functional materials represent a fast-growing class of advanced materials and composites, which possess unique properties and/or functions.

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Laser Spectroscopy and Optics

Research in both laser spectroscopy and optics has primarily focused on atmospheric measurements, and spectroscopic measurements of discharge plasmas and organic molecules.

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Particles and Fields

Elementary particle physics studies the most basic building blocks of Nature and their mutual interactions, as well as the immediate structures that they form.

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Albert Einstein

Theoretical Physicist

The value of achievement lies in the achieving.