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  1. Philip Johnson

    Philip Johnson, Associate Professor

    CAS - Physics

    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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    (202) 885-2761

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  1. Cyndee Finkel

    Cyndee Finkel, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Physics

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  2. Gregory Harry

    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

    Nathan Harshman, Associate Professor

    CAS - 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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    (202) 885-3479

  4. Anzi Hu

    Anzi Hu, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Physics

    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

    Teresa Larkin, Associate Professor

    CAS - Physics

    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. Ulysses Sofia

    Ulysses Sofia, Professor

    CAS - Physics

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    (202) 885-2728

  7. Jessica Uscinski

    Jessica Uscinski, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Physics

    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

Other Faculty

  1. Richard Berendzen

    Richard Berendzen, Professor Emeritus

  2. Michael Gray

    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

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    Jennifer Grossman, Adjunct Assistant Professor

  4. Richard Kay

    Richard Kay, Professor Emeritus

  5. William Parsons

    William Parsons, Scholar in Residence

  6. Demetrios Poulios

    Demetrios Poulios, Research Assistant Professor

    CAS - Physics

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    (202) 885-2743

  7. Ales Psaker

    Ales Psaker, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

  8. Howard Reiss

    Howard Reiss, Professor Emeritus

  9. Joshua Ridenour

    Joshua Ridenour, Adjunct Instructor

  10. Romeo Segnan

    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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  11. John White

    John White, Professor Emeritus