APS News

November 2016 (Volume 25, Number 10)

Education and Diversity News

Updates from the APS Office of Education and Diversity

October Woman Physicist of the Month

Dr. Jedidah Isler studies the physics of particle jets emanating from supermassive black holes at the centers of massive galaxies called blazars. Dr. Isler’s current research uses simultaneous infrared, optical, and gamma-ray observations to better understand the physics of these blazar jets by constraining the time-resolved spectral variability. She received her B.S. in physics from Norfolk State University, her M.A. in physics from Fisk University, M.S. in physics and Ph.D. in astronomy from Yale University. She is also the founder of #VanguardSTEM and host of the monthly web series “Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM.”

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Jedidah Isler

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Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers

A new report provides information about the skills and knowledge that employers of physicists are seeking, and describes ways in which physics departments can help students acquire those skills and that knowledge.

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Join the Conversation in the Women in Physics and Minorities in Physics LinkedIn Groups

Get updates about career development opportunities, jobs, conferences, and articles related to women and minorities in physics. Post your own opportunities, "like" the work of others, or start a discussion about what else you'd like to see in the women and minority physics community!

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