A Perspective on Physics in Cuba

  • Carlos R. HandyEmail author
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


The author is Cuban by birth: the son of an Afro-Cuban mother and an Afro-American father. He spent the first 8 years of his life attending schools in Havana and New York City. He left Cuba in 1958 so as to gain a more uninterrupted educational experience. This led to his PhD in theoretical physics from Columbia University in 1978, followed by a post-doctoral appointment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He returned to Cuba in 1980 as a member of an academic tour organized by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. This provided an introduction to various government-run scientific facilities in Havana and the easternmost city of “Santiago de Cuba” in the province of Oriente.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentTexas Southern UniversityHoustonUSA

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