2016 grad students


Walter Massey

Argonne Voices - Lessons in Leadership: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

This fall, the first Walter Massey Fellow will walk through Argonne National Laboratory doors. The fellowship’s namesake, Dr. Walter E. Massey, became the lab’s first African American director in the early 1980s.

WashU alum leads a recently deployed NASA mission to detect gamma-rays from cosmic explosions

WashU alum leads a recently deployed NASA mission to detect gamma-rays from cosmic explosions

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is sending a group of four small satellites, called CubeSats, to the International Space Station as ELaNa 51 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites). These small payloads have been developed by NASA and universities and will be deployed from low Earth orbit.

Walter Massey

Walter Massey, a Physicist With a Higher Calling

He broke barriers as the first Black physicist in nearly every role. But his identity made him reach for dreams beyond his career as a scientist.

2018 commencement

Department of Physics Alumni Connections

LinkedIn Alumni Group

Alumni of the Physics Department have a LinkedIn group, “Washington University in Saint Louis, Physics Department Alumni”. All current and former physics majors, minors, graduate students, and faculty can create a free account and take advantage of the group resources. Members are encouraged to invite connections to join and increase the representation of mid-career members. The group is an information source on career path types (industry, government, and academic) for physics students and a networking tool for established alumni. While physicists can use their skills in many job areas, the group provides a contextual dataset of specific careers achieved by those with a WashU education and credentials. Helpful information for students and soon-to-be graduates includes field-specific job titles, an inventory of skills necessary for success in various job types, as well as networking and contact information.

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Department Photos Through the Years

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2018 Graduate Alumni Reunion

Julia Cohen

"College was my chance to eagerly explore my interest in science. The physics department reinforced my passion for physics, allowing for a broad survey of its many subfields, most of which were previously completely foreign to me."

―Julia CohenB.A., 2019

2018 Graduate Student Reunion Photos

Did you miss the reunion? You can still catch up with former classmates and professors

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