Just over a year ago, Brown University launched into the work of activating an ambitious, far-reaching plan to create a more diverse and inclusive academic community. Among the plan’s chief priorities was a multifaceted effort to double the number of faculty members from historically underrepresented groups by 2022. - Brown News Staff
In keeping with Brown’s long tradition of excellence, the Department of Physics strives to perform research at the frontiers of science while also training the next generation of physicists. We accomplish this most effectively when we draw from the widest possible pool of talent, and attract and create physicists diverse in race, ethnicity, and gender, and also in the different intersectionalities of identity such as age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. This is why we are proud to have two out of the three visiting professors from the Provost's Visiting Professors Program here in our department. This 2016-2017 academic year we welcomed Professor Jim Gates and Professor John Johnson, who has a dual appointment in physics and with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.
Pictured above: Sylvester James Gates Jr.
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