Physics News Archive
Richard Steinberg, director of City College's physics education program, holds dual appoints in the School of Education and physics department. The program is one of only 11 nationwide recognized for excellence in physics teacher preparation in a report by the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics. The City College of New York was one of only 11 colleges and universities nationwide cited for excellence in physics teacher preparation, according to a new national study. The report, produced by the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP), pointed out that physics has a greater shortage of teachers than any other science discipline.
Prof. Ivan K. Schuller presented the Lawrence Wills Lecture in Physics on October 23, 2013. Prof. Schuller, a multiple award winning physicist and movie producer, will use movies and humor to illustrate difficult concepts and results in Nanoscience. Professor Schuller is a pioneer in thin film nanostructures and superlattices. He has been awarded several prestigious academic honors including the DOE D.O. Lawrence Award, APS Adler Award, and the MRS Medal. He a member of the Academies of Science (Chile, Spain, Belgium, Colombia), received a Doctorate Honoris Causa-Universidad Complutense, and is an EMMY award winner.FiO 2013/LS XXIX conference in Orlando, Florida, October 6-10, the American Physical Society (APS) will present the 2013 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science to Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering Robert Alfano. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research using lasers to advance knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light. Dr. Alfano's plenary address is "Optical physics discoveries using ultrafast lasers".
Two Physics Majors to attend Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science Conference
Kamonasish Chakraborty and Zabir Hossain, undergraduate Physics Majors whose mentor is Distinguished Professor Robert Alfano, will attend the FiO 2013/LS XXIX conference in Orlando, Florida, October 6-10. Their abstracts have been accepted and will be presented representing CCNY and the Physics Department. The FiO/LS conference is sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA), Frontiers in Optics 2013, collocated with the American Physical Society Division of Laser Science's Annual Meeting, Laser Science XXIX.
Michael S. Lubell, Professor of Physics, The City College of New York. Published in CQ Roll Call September 11, 2013.
Almost 30 years ago, Paul Blustein introduced the slogan "starving the beast." It has since become the mantra of conservative policymakers who want to shrink the federal government by cutting taxes and curbing revenues.
CCNY Summer Programs Inspire City HS Students
The City College of New York's annual IUSL Photonics Training Program offers high school students an opportunity for applied research in photonic science and technology.
Career Conversations with CCNY Alumni on Careers and Career PathsMeet distinguished CCNY alumni from all professions and businesses in a casual setting and talk to them about how they used their degrees to get jobs, expand their horizons and become successful. Learn about their paths and how their experiences may relate to your goals. October 9, 2013, 6:00 pm in Shepard Great Hall.
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
July 24, 2013 Michael Lubell. Published in Roll Call
July 8, 2013 Dr. Daniel M. Greenberger, Mark W. Zemansky Professor of Physics at The City College of New York, has been appointed a CUNY Distinguished Professor. The CUNY Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its June 24 meeting.
June 6, 2013 The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded the 2013 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science to Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering Robert Alfano. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research using lasers to advance knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.
May 16, 2013 Assistant Professor of Physics Cory Dean and research teams from Columbia and three other institutions have definitively proven the existence of an effect known as Hofstadter's Butterfly.
May 3, 2013 Michael Lubell. Published in Roll Call