Broadening Our Community

Panelists discussed the who (who is a physicist), what (what does it mean to “do physics”), and why (why do we do physics) of physics in the context of making the discipline more inclusive, and address the ways that we devalue students who have goals and aspirations that don’t neatly align with the role of academic researcher.

Introduction: Matthew Thompson, Chair, APS Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics

Moderator: Ben Zwickl, Rochester Institute of Technology


  • Katherine Aidala, Mt. Holyoke College
  • Meghan Anzelc, Spencer Stuart
  • Tabbetha Dobbins, Rowan University
  • Zahra Hussaini, Waymo
  • Larry Woolf, General Atomics