The Black Physicist

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Works Cited [Profiles of 558 Current Men and Women. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992] [Cheers, D. Michael. "Requiem for a Hero `Touching the Face of God.'" Ebony 41 (May 1986): 82--94] [Haywood, Richette. "Ebony Update." Ebony 51 (May 1996): 94]. Works Cited "National Aeronautics and Space Administration." NASA. N.p., Dec. 2003. Web. 20 Oct. 2013. Williams, Scott. "Who Are the Black Physicists?" Who Are the Black Physicists? N.p., 1 Mar. 1999. Web. 20 Oct. 2013. lps us learn the world. The fundamentals of physics or Newton’s 3 Laws are just about needed for every science there is. Basically, physics tells you why and how things work. It’s mainly the source of matter and energy and how they interact. One of the main reasons of…show more content…
Most African Americans were banned from receiving an education because of their race. They weren’t allowed to study or partake in any learning unless their slave owner taught them which was very rare. Because, of them not being able to receive a higher education they were forced to work low paying jobs. Most African American women were housemaids or cooks, while most African American males were some kind of maintenance worker. Over the years, education was finally being granted to African Americans and they were learning the basic skills. But higher educated was permitted to a select few. Eventually, many African Americans succeeded and were able to make it into a college. I find the ones who were able to overcome all the adversity that faced them while doing so inspirational and I decided to in my paper honor their hard work and…show more content…
Ellis Jr. was an early pioneer in physics, he was born in the year 1924 and he passed away in 1989 on December 15th at the age of sixty two. Ellis received his Master of Science degree at Yale University. After receiving his Master's Robert Ellis taught at Tennessee A&I. Robert Ellis then went to earn his doctorate at the University of Iowa. Robert Ellis was head of experimental projects at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory up until 1956. Upon obtaining his PhD, Ellis returned to Tenessee A&I as a professor a few years before joining in the year 1956 a group working on controlled fusion, Project Matterhorn in Princeton. Ellis became a key member of the team studying magnetic confinement and heating of plasmas in stellarators. From 9172 to 1976 Dr. Ellis was group leader for the Adiabatic Toroidal Compressor tokamak at Princeton. He was a member of the Department of Energy's Compact Toroid Coordination Committee. In 1988 he was appointed head of experimental projects at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, putting him in charge of all non-TFTR experimental

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