The Department of Physics at City College has a long tradition of distinguished faculty and students. Many of our alumni have achieved prominence in academic, industrial and governmental physics positions; three of them, Arno Penzias, Leon Lederman and Robert Hofstadter, have won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Today the Department continues to reflect this tradition of scientific excellence. The faculty include members of the National Academies of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, fellows of the American Physical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are deeply engaged in cutting-edge research, including biophysics, high-energy physics, condensed matter and soft-condensed matter physics, ultrafast spectroscopy and photonics, to name just a few.
Congratulations to Graduates
The Department of Physics congratulates all of its students who have graduated during the academic year, September 2014 through May 2015. For details, please go to the links.
Ph.D. in Physics degrees: 11
Master of Science in Physics: 8
Bachelor of Science in Physics: 19
IN THE NEWS
Conard Holton interviews Robert Alfano in "Diversity in photonics strengthens society" for Business Forum in Laser Focus World. "[Robert Alfano] is well known for his discovery of the supercontinuum, for his work with ultrafast lasers, and for developing new biomedical technologies and applications. He is less well known for his important role in advancing women and minorities in science and technology."
"Is Wall Street’s influence in corporate boardrooms killing America’s innovation future? There’s a good case to be made that it is, and that it’s getting worse. But Congress can do something about it when it rewrites the tax code.
On Thursday, May 7, the Physics Department's annual Awards and Research Honors Presentations recognized outstanding students. Research Honors students described their work to an audience of faculty and peers. Congratulations to all awardees! (Slideshow)
The newest edition of the CCNY Physics Department Newsletter is now available.