Jefferson Lab Physicist Wins American Physical Society Award

Keith Baker, from Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Va., was recently awarded the American Physical Society's 2002 Edward A. Bouchet Award for innovative research.

Baker, a JLab experimental physicist is also a professor at Hampton University (Hampton, Va.). The APS award recognizes Baker for his contribution to nuclear and particle physics research, his development of ways to conduct complex measurements of subatomic particles, and for being active in local and national outreach activities. In addition, Baker has been critical to bringing highly visible physics projects and programs to Hampton University.

The purpose of the award is to promote the participation of under-represented minorities in physics by identifying and recognizing a distinguished minority physicist who has made significant contributions to physics research, according to the APS. The award was established in 1994 and made possible by a grant from the Research Corporation, a foundation for the advancement of science. More about the award is available at


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