Vinod Menon has recently secured a prestigious $1,515,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for his work on “Exploring Correlated Polaritons and Polariton Condensates in Optical Cavities”. 

Sriram Ganeshan has been honored with one of the Feliks Gross Awards for Outstanding Research for Assistant Professors in CUNY, 2024

Professors Menon, Meriles and collaborators awarded $5M grant for new CCNY Quantum Institute. Read the press release.

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Here's a new video featuring two of our experimental physics groups, led by Profs Carlos Meriles ( and Vinod Menon (


Physics Colloquium

Physics Colloquiums occur on most Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. during the regular academic semester.  Talks are presented on Zoom and in person in the Marshak Science Building, room 418N.  For more information, please contact Sriram Ganeshan, 

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Prfs Nair, Polychronakos, and Franco

The National Science Foundation recently awarded the Theoretical High Energy Physics Group at CCNY a research grant of $744997 for three years. 

In this research project, Professors Franco, Nair, and Polychronakos will explore two fundamental concepts. The first of these is "entanglement". This refers to the surprising correlations between measurements carried out far from each other (sometimes referred to as "quantum weirdness” or "spooky action at a distance”). The second of these is the curvature of space and time, which is the source of gravitational forces according to Einstein’s theory of gravity. 


Charanjot Singh
Charanjot Singh

Charanjot Singh (CCFELL, PHYS) has been accepted to CUNY Graduate Center’s PhD program in Physics (Photonics Track), fall 2023. Charanjot also received the Top Presenter Award at American Physical Society's (APS) Future of Physics Days Fair held March 5-10, 2023 for his presentation: "Strain engineering effects on the optical properties of bilayer MoS₂." He will also represent CCNY at the CUNY-wide celebration of undergraduate research in May.