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The Department of Physics at Texas A&M University has seen a dramatic increase in endowments over the last seven years. These donations are helping to establish the Texas A&M Physics department as one of the premier physics research institutions in the country.

If you would like to give to the Department of Physics, we would love to add you to the distinguished list below. For information, please contact Professor Edward Fry.

For general information on how to give to Texas A&M, please visit the Texas A&M Foundation website.

Recent (since 2003) Gifts:

  • George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute Building and George P. Mitchell Physics Building
  • Cambridge-Texas A&M Collaboration
  • Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Mitchell Institute in 2003
  • Mitchell Institute conferences in 2004-2005
  • Giant Magellan Telescope (first mirror casting)
  • Giant Magellan Telescope (first mirror polishing)
  • Giant Magellan Telescope (first mirror final polishing)
  • Astronomy Advisory Panel October 2003
  • Mercury Dimer Spectroscopy
  • Hawking Visit in 2003 (via President Gates’s office)


  • Nelson M. Duller Professorship in Experimental Physics (held by Agnolet)
  • Mitchell/Heep Chair in Theoretical High Energy Physics (held by Nanopoulos)
  • Mitchell/Heep Chair in Experimental High Energy Physics (held by McIntyre)
  • Schüessler–Laux/Mitchell/Heep Chair in Optical and Biomedical Physics (held by Schüessler)
  • Stephen Hawking Chair in Fundamental Physics (held by Pope)
  • Rachal/Mitchell/Heep Professorship in Physics/Astronomy (held by DePoy)
  • Mitchell/Heep/Munnerlyn Chair in Observational Astronomy/Cosmology (held by Suntzeff)
  • Mitchell/Munnerlyn/Heep Career Enhancement Award (held by Ricardo Eusebi)
  • George P. Mitchell ’40 Chair in Experimental Physics (held by Fry)
  • Munnerlyn/Heep Chair in Quantum Optics (held by Zubairy)
  • Stephen E. Harris Professorship in Quantum Optics (held by Sokolov)
  • Herschel Burgess Chair in Non-High Energy Physics (held by Scully)
  • Ed Rachal Chair in High Energy Physics (held by Webb)
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Garden Maintenance Endowment (for the garden on the roof of the George P. Mitchell Physics Building)
  • George P. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy Endowment
  • George P. Mitchell ’40 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Astronomy
  • George P. Mitchell ’40 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Astronomy Research Fund
  • George P. Mitchell ’40 Lecture in Astronomy
  • George P. Mitchell ’40 Astronomy Colloquium Series Fund
  • George P. Mitchell ’40 Salary Enhancement Endowment
  • Friends of Cambridge Visitors’ Endowment in Physics
  • Chia-Lai Wang Memorial Fund
  • C F Squire Graduate Research Endowment
  • William A. Robba ’51 Graduate Fellowship in Physics
  • Jean R Whitmore Endowed Fellowship in Physics
  • Renate Schuessler-Laux Memorial Fund
  • James G Potter Scholarship Endowment
  • Physics Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
  • Donald F Hagan ’76 Endowed Scholarship
  • Marianne and Robert Hamm Undergraduate Scholarships in Physics
  • Matthew P. Hodges ’00 Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack McIntyre Undergraduate Scholarship in Physics