Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy

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

REU 2024 Applications now Open at: https://physics.howard.edu/summer-internship-opportunities/reu

2355 6th Street, NW
Room 105, Thirkield Hall
Washington, D.C. 20059
202-806-6245

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Ayanna Overton
ayanna.overton@howard.edu

Department Chair
Dr. Quinton L. Williams
quinton.williams@howard.edu

Weekly Physics Colloquium

The colloquium speaker of this Wednesday (February 28, 2024) is Prof. Sugata Chowdhury of Howard University.

The title of this talk is the following: Understanding the Kitaev Interaction in 2D-Antiferromagnetic Materials. The abstract of this talk is attached.

Please plan to attend the seminar on Wednesday at 3 pm in Thirkield Hall 103 or over Zoom.

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://howard.zoom.us/j/81443037434?pwd=aG9Gb1lwZmRuUXdpMGMzRFN5RGNqdz09
Meeting ID: 814 4303 7434
Passcode: 99185862

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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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Theoretical Physicist

The value of achievement lies in the achieving.