Statement in Support of Ukraine

As members of the Physics Department Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, we strongly condemn the invasion of Ukraine, perpetrated under Vladimir Putin, and are gravely concerned about its impact. We also recognize that the actions of the Russian state do not reflect the views of many people of Russian nationality or heritage. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian physics community, Ukrainian scholars, and all citizens of Ukraine. As we seek ways to serve our colleagues and friends affected by this conflict, especially those in Ukraine, we underscore our commitment to the principles expressed in the APS Statement on the International Nature of Science and International Scientific Cooperation and declare our support for the rights and freedoms conveyed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for all people. We call for an immediate end to hostilities by the Russian government and military and call for a peaceful resolution to this crisis. February 28, 2022

If you want to support Ukrainian scientists, please donate through the National Academies of Sciences.

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As a side note, Henry Primakoff, one of the most important theoretical physicists in our department's history, and probably the best teacher ever of advanced courses was born in Odessa, Ukraine.