Physics Prof. P.J. Ouseph celebrates 50 years at UofL, establishes scholarship

Colleagues and former students gathered on April 13 to celebrate the legacy of Physics Professor PJ Ouseph,  celebrating his more than 50 years at UofL. 

Professor PJ Ouseph has served the Physics Department with great distinction for more than half a century in various capacities.  He served as Chair of the Department from 1978-1984, has published more than 65 scientific articles, received the Oppenheimer Award – a prestigious national award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (1986), won the bi-annual apparatus competition from the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1990, and served as research mentor to more than 30 students.

The event marked the kick-off of fundraising efforts for the PJ Ouseph Scholarship for Freshmen in Physics. This scholarship will support incoming freshmen with a history of academic excellence and will be used to recruit high school students who demonstrate a potential in physics to attend UofL and major in physics.

To make a gift to the Ouseph Scholarship, see and choose “make a gift button” and enter Other/Ouseph Fund in Physics. Donors may also contact Elea Fox, Fairfax Building, Suite 103D, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.