Poster Series Honors Influential Black Physicists

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Physics major Ana Lyons is creating posters of influential Black physicists in response to the recent plan of action agenda item to "raise the visibility of Black voices both in the Physics Department and in the field as a whole." Her motivation for making these posters was to contribute in some small way to that goal. 

Read an interview with Ana Lyons about her work on the posters in the Berkeley Lab News.

So far she has finished 6 of the 12 planned posters. The first 6 are all non-current-working physicists, and the final 6 (coming soon!) are going to be current-working physicists. Each of these 8.5" x 11" posters can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Willie Hobbs Moore: First black woman to earn a PhD in physics

Harry Lee Morrison: UC Berkeley Professor of Theoretical Physics

Claudia Alexander: NASA Geophysicist and Project Manager

Elmer Samuel Imes: Internationally renowned experimentalist

Carolyn Parker: Manhattan Project physicist and mathematician

Edward Bouchet: First black man to earn a PhD in physics


6 more posters to come soon!