Milton Dean Slaughter

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Milton Dean Slaughter is an American theoretical and phenomenological physicist and affiliate professor of physics at Florida International University.[1] Slaughter was a visiting associate professor of physics in the Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland, College Park while on sabbatical from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) of the University of California from 1984 to 1985.[1] He is also chair emeritus and university research professor of physics emeritus at the University of New Orleans (UNO).[1] Prior to joining UNO as chair of the physics department: He was a postdoctoral fellow in the LANL Theoretical Division Elementary Particles and Field Theory Group (T-8); LANL Theoretical Division Detonation Theory and Applications Group (T-14) staff physicist; LANL Theoretical Division affirmative action representative and staff physicist; LANL assistant theoretical division leader for administration and staff physicist (T-DO); LANL Nuclear and Particle Physics Group staff physicist—Medium Energy Physics Division (MP-4); and LANL Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) project manager (laboratory-wide).

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Milton Dean Slaughter
Alma materUniversity of New Orleans (UNO) (Ph.D. 1974)
Louisiana State University in New Orleans (B.S. 1971) (Now known as UNO)
Known forElementary particles and quantum field theory
non-perturbative elementary particle and nuclear physics,
STEM education for underrepresented minorities and women
detonation theory and applications
shock wave and dimensional analysis physics
AwardsNomination for the LANL Distinguished Performance Award
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Scientific career
FieldsScience, technology, engineering, mathematics education (STEM);

quantum field theory and elementary particles;
nuclear physics; and

detonation theory and applications
InstitutionsUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) of the University of California
University of New Orleans
Florida International University
Doctoral advisors(PostDoctoral)
Prof. Sadao Oneda (University of Maryland, College Park)
Richard Slansky (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Before coming to LANL, Slaughter was the first African-American postdoc at the Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland, College Park.[1]

In 1988, Slaughter was appointed by Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam as a member of the First Council of the Bouchet Institute/ICTP and also a member of its executive committee.[2][3][4]