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 Science and 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, experimental and theoretical physics, ultrafast spectroscopy and photonics and soft-condensed matter physics, to name just a few areas.
Physics students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees at City College. Whether they are modeling DNA molecules, working with MRI and CAT scans, building lasers or working with computers, they are preparing for the jobs and opportunities that will dominate the 21st century.
IN THE NEWS
Tai-Denae Bradley, mathematics and physics major, is among five City College of New York science students who brought home a record five wins for research presentations at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) last semester in San Jose, California.
Commentary by Michael S. Lubell, Professor of Physics, The City College of New York. Published in CQ Roll Call May 6, 2013
Physics Students Win Dissertation Fellowships
Weikang Chen (Physics), "Dynamics of Patchy Particles Behavior Near Interfaces."The Graduate Center of The City University of New York has awarded 83 level III doctoral candidates dissertation fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year – over of $1,656,000 in stipends and tuition. This year the Provost's Office received a record number of proposals (299). Two physics doctoral students, Mr. Weikang Chen (CCNY - Prof. Joel Koplik) and Mr. Yury Dziashko (CS I- Prof. Anshel Gorohovsky), have been awarded a Dissertation Year Fellowship ($22,000 per award) for the academic year 2013-2014.
Research Honors Seminar and Awards Presentation
Tai-Danae Bradley, Dr. Sidney Millman ScholarshipThe Physics Department's Research Honors Seminar and Awards Presentation was held Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Outstanding undergraduate physics students received recognition and prizes for academic excellence. Distinguished Professor Robert Alfano's student, Mr. Zabir Hossain, completed research: "Overview of the generation of supercontinuum in photonic crystal fibers," that contributed to his graduation with Research Honors. Other awards include the Zemansky Introductory Physics Prize, the Harry Soodak Scholarship, the Dr. Sidney Millman Scholarship, the Sonkin Medal, and the Bernard Hamermesh '40 Scholarship. (Awards, Awardees, Collage) Congratulations!