#BlackInPhysics week (Oct 25 - 31, 2020)

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In summary, Black physicists have been working hard to increase their visibility and make a difference in the field. There is still a long way to go, but #BlackInPhysics week is a great way to start.f
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#BlackInPhysics is a week dedicated not only to celebrating Black physicists and our contributions to the scientific community, but also to reveal a more complete picture of what a physicist looks like.
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Here's some of the next generation.
"African American Women in Physics"

When I last looked at this list in detail,
I counted fewer than 100 African American women with a PhD in Physics.
Sadly, I think this number is still correct.

Although the list is not definitive, it's probably not too far off.

PhDs in Physics are in the above list. The first was in 1972.
The list above includes PhDs, MS, and graduate students in Physics.
The list include those in related fields (e.g. Astronomy, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics, Engineering, History of Science, etc).
So, some research is needed to count the PhDs in Physics.

My wife got her PhD in Physics in late 2000s and, from our count, she is probably is about 50th.
(We've chatted with someone at AIP to see if there is a definitive list somewhere.
I think there isn't one yet.)

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