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Nathan Harshman

Nathan Harshman

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Department Chair, Physics

Professor Harshman pursues research in theoretical physics, focusing his studies on the intersection of quantum information theory and particle physics. Entanglement is a fundamental resource for many future quantum information processing application... [More]

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Cyndee Finkel

Cyndee Finkel

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Professorial Lecturer

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Gregory Harry

Gregory Harry

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Assistant Professor

Gregg Harry works to detect gravitational waves from supernovas, neutron stars, pulsars, and possibly the Big Bang.  In this way, he is testing Einstein’s theory of gravity against Newton’s. An astrophysicist by trade, Harry works on the National Sci... [More]

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Anzi Hu

Anzi Hu

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Professorial Lecturer



Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

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Associate Professor

Professor Johnson is a theoretical and computational physicist investigating questions across a number of fields, including topics in quantum computing science, ultracold atomic physics, superconducting qubit physics, and quantum field theory. He is ... [More]

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Teresa Larkin

Teresa Larkin

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Associate Professor

Teresa Larkin is an Associate Professor of Physics Education in the Department of Physics. She also serves as Faculty Liaison to the Pre-engineering Program at American University.Dr. Larkin received her BS and MS degrees in Engineering Physics from ... [More]

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William Parsons

William Parsons

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Physicist in Residence



Ulysses J. Sofia

Ulysses J. Sofia

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Associate Dean of Research and Department Chair, Computer Science

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Jessica Uscinski

Jessica Uscinski

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Assistant Professor

Jessica Uscinski recently joined the Physics Department at American University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2008. She received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Arizona in 2008. Her research primarily involves investigating t... [More]

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Richard Berendzen

Richard Berendzen

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Professor Emeritus



Michael Gray

Michael Gray

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Associate Professor Emeritus

Prof. Gray received his PhD in Physics from Pennsylvania State University in 1968, after which he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto in 1968-1969. In 1969-1972, he was an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Oregon Graduate Cente... [More]

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Jennifer Grossman

Jennifer Grossman

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Adjunct Assistant Professor



Richard Kay

Richard Kay

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Professor Emeritus



William Parsons

William Parsons

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Physicist in Residence



Demetrios Poulios

Demetrios Poulios

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Research Assistant Professor

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202-885-2743
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Ales Psaker

Ales Psaker

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Howard Reiss

Howard Reiss

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Professor Emeritus



Joshua Ridenour

Joshua Ridenour

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Adjunct Instructor



Romeo Segnan

Romeo Segnan

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Professor Emeritus

Romeo Segnan came to American University in 1967, where he pursued his career in physics. In 1987 he was appointed chair of the physics department, which he held for the next ten years. During the years of teaching and research, Segnan spent differen... [More]



John White

John White

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Professor Emeritus



 
Staff

Gregory Clarke

Gregory Clarke

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Optical and Laser Engineer

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Derek Hewlett

Derek Hewlett

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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Megan Kemble

Megan Kemble

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Assistant Director-D.C. Space Grant

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Jonathan Newport

Jonathan Newport

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Lab Director & Research Specialist

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