Dr. Sylvester J. Gates, Black Physicist, Named 2014 Scientist of the Year | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.

Dr. Sylvester Gates, Physicist

University of Maryland’s John S. Toll Professor of Physics, Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr., the first African American to hold an endowed chair in physics at a major U.S. research university, was named 2014 Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation, according to a Feb. 21 news release.

Gates, best known for his work in supersymmetry and supergravity, has been characterized as a physicist who is pursuing an understanding of the fundamental matter of the universe.

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