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​The Eighteenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture.

The Eighteenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture will be given by Martin Chalfie from Columbia University, on November 20th, 2015. The title of the talk will be "Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting Up Life." He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 along with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Y. Tsien "for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP."

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AAMU Researchers Receive Grant from DHS ​

Two Alabama A&M University professors have received a $600,000 award from the nation's Department of Homeland Security to assist in the detection and identification of explosive materials Read More...



APEX Toots Own Horn During NSF Showcase

Alabama A&M University’s Alliance for Physics Excellence program shared its successes during the week-long National Science Foundation 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase (May 11-15).  In 2012, AAMU was awarded an $8 million, five-year grant from the NSF to boost physics education in Alabama’s high schools and potentially reach 40,000 students. Read More...


A&M Team Receives STEM Grant
A team of administrators and faculty at Alabama A&M University have been successful in securing a second five-year National Science Foundation grant aimed at  improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate education at historically black colleges and universities. Read More...


Alliance for Physics Excellence

Physics department researchers and investigators  presented a short video on the NSF video showcase on teaching and learning for their project “Alliance for Physics Excellence”. Live event occurred from May 11 to May 15, 2015. Watch the 3-minute  video here 


The Seventeenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture

The Seventeenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture was given by Nobel Laureate Seventeenth from Yale University, on November 14 2014. The title of the talk was "From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 along with He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Ada E. Yonath  "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome." Read More…


Keynote talk by Dr. Matthew E. Edwards at WMSCI 2014

Dr. Matthew E. Edwards delivered a keynote talk during WMSCI 2014 at Orlando,FL on topic "Realizing a Disciplinary Field from an Interdisciplinary Approach or an Interdisciplinary Field from Disciplines" Read More…


Seminar: Chaotic Magnetic Field: Its Role in Charged Particle Motion and Energization

On January 15th, 2015, Dr. Brahmananda Dasgupta, Principal Research Scientist at the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, UAH, presented a seminar entitled "Chaotic Magnetic Field: Its Role in Charged Particle Motion and Energization" Read More…


Keynote talk by Dr. Matthew E. Edwards at WMSCI 2014

Dr. Matthew E. Edwards delivered a keynote talk during WMSCI 2014 at Orlando,FL on topic "Realizing a Disciplinary Field from an Interdisciplinary Approach or an Interdisciplinary Field from Disciplines" Read More…


AAMU Physics Department: Top Physics Degree Producer

According to the American Physical Society, Alabama A&M University Physics Department ranks


NSF Awards Alabama A & M University $1,750,000

The National Science Foundation has awarded Alabama A & M University a five year, $1,750,000 HBCU-UP grant entitled "Advancing Success in STEM Undergraduate Research and Education" (ASSURE). The Physics Department is the lead for this project. Read More…

Alabama A&M scientists use lasers to detect food contaminants

Physicist Dr. Anup Sharma received a Department of Homeland Security grant to conduct research on unique methods to detect food contamination. Read More…


AAMU Mourns Death of Physics Professor

Dr. Mostafa Mark Dokhanian, professor of physics, died on Saturday, January 25.  Dokhanian had served in the AAMU physics program for more than 22 years. Read More…


AAMU Physicists Awarded Major NSF Grant

Alabama A&M University has been awarded a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to boost physics education in the state’s high schools. Read More…

A&M Doctoral Candidate Prolific Researcher

As a 28-year-old doctoral candidate in physics at AAMU, Ross Fontenot has achieved accomplishments that would likely be considered enviable even by seasoned professors and researchers. Read More…

The Sixteenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Richard R. Schrock

of MIT on Friday November 15th, 2013. The title of the talk was "The Inside and the Outside of a Nobel Prize in 2005". 


The Fifteenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Walter Kohn

of the University of California Santa Barbara, CA on Friday November 2nd, 2012. The title of the talk was "Density Functional Theory for Novices and Experts". 


The Fourteenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle

John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA on Friday November 18th, 2011. The title of the talk was "When freezing cold is not cold enough - new forms of matter close to absolute zero temperature". 

 
Young Physicist Lands a Major Grant.

An Assistant Professor of Alabama A&M University, Dr. Padmaja Paddy Guggilla has received a major funding for a four- year proposal focusing on the needs of national security. Read More…

 
The Thirteenth Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. John Mather

of NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD on October 1st, 2010. The title of the talk was "From the Big Bang to Life and the end of the Universe". Dr. Mather shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 with George Smoot "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation". Read More…

 
A&M Physicists Help Write ‘The Book’ on Crystal Growth.

AAMU physicists Dr. Ashok K Batra and Dr. Mohan Aggarwal are among the world class scientists whose extensive research and contributions are part of a massive book symbolic of “the bible” to the field of crystal growth and it’s enthusiastic.

 
AAMU-Professor Speaks at NASA-MSFC.

Professor Emeritus Ravindra Bihari Lal was the guest speaker for the recent Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center at Huntsville, AL.

 
A&M Grad Student Gets the Best Dissertation Honor.

A graduate student in physics at Alabama A&M University, Fana Mariam Mulu-Moore was recognized in Savannah, GA., recently by the member institutions of the council of Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS).​chalfie_postcard.jpgchalfie_postcard.jpg