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Full-Time Faculty

  1. Cyndee Finkel, Professorial Lecturer

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  2. Gregory Harry, Associate Professor

    CAS - Physics

    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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    (202) 885-3566

  3. Nathan Harshman, Associate Professor

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    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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    (202) 885-3479

  4. Anzi Hu, Professorial Lecturer

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    Dr. Hu is a computational physicist working on interacting many-body systems and quantum computing. In a broad sense, the core of her research interests seeks to understand how microscopic/individual behavior give rise to novel and complex collective… More

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  5. Teresa Larkin, Associate Professor

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    Teresa Larkin is an Associate Professor of Physics Education in the Department of Physics. She also serves as Director and Faculty Liaison to the Dual-degree Engineering Program.Dr. Larkin received her BS and MS degrees in Engineering Physics from So… More

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    (202) 885-2766

  6. Jessica Uscinski, Senior Professorial Lecturer

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    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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    (202) 885-3505

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Other Faculty

  1. Imad Ahmad, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  2. Richard Berendzen, Professor Emeritus

  3. Michael Gray, 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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    (202) 885-1430

  4. Jennifer Grossman, Adjunct Assistant Professor

  5. Richard Kay, Professor Emeritus

  6. William Parsons, Scholar in Residence

  7. Demetrios Poulios, Research Assistant Professor

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    (202) 885-2743

  8. Ales Psaker, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  9. Howard Reiss, Professor Emeritus

  10. Joshua Ridenour, Adjunct Instructor

  11. Romeo Segnan, 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

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  12. John White, Professor Emeritus

  13. Kishan Yerubandi, Adjunct Instructor

    Kishan Yerubandi is a mathematician and physicist, with interests high energy theory, gravitation, cosmology, mathematical physics, and education. He teaches courses in mathematics, statistics, and physics.

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