In Memoriam
Myriam P. Sarachik, Distinguished Professor, passed away on October 7, 2021.  Read a tribute by Tony Liss and Parameswaran Nair in Inference: International Review of Science.   By Jonathan Friedman: Myriam P. Sarachik: Extraordinary physicist, indomitable spirit, enduring legacy 

Myriam Sarachik


Experience in Prof. Hernan Makse's lab helps Kathryn Le of Stuyvesant High School to be named Regeneraon Science Talent Search top 300 Scholar.

CCNY’s Sriram Ganeshan wins NSF Career Award for quantum hydrodynamics research

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Ferromagnetic (Sb2Te 3)1-x (MnSb2Te4)x Structures with High Curie Temperature Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, January 4, 2023

Ultra-Supercontinuum Generation and Higher Harmonic Generation from Intense Ultrafast Laser Pulses in Various States of Matter, The Supercontinuum Laser Source. Springer, Cham., Jan. 1, 2023

Raman scattering multipole moment of OAM light interaction in methanol, Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science 2022 (FIO, LS) Technical Digest Series (Optica Publishing Group, 2022, paper JTu4B, 16 

Femtosecond Pump-Probe scattering from “Hot” Kerr Index of Refraction in Acetone and Methanol, Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science 2022 (FIO, LS), Technical Digest Series (Optica Publishing Group, 2022), paper FW7C.4

Brane Brick Models for the Sasaki-Einstein 7-Manifolds Y p,k(CP1 × CP1 ) and Y p,k(CP2 ), December 5, 2022

Room-temperature photo-chromism of silicon vacancy centers in CVD diamond, arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022

For earlier publications please see Physics News, Publications Archive.


The Physics Department at CCNY is thrilled to offer "An Introduction to Quantum Computation" in the Spring 2023. Taught by Seth Cottrell, this is a multi-disciplinary (physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, etc.) class which is unique in NYC. It has been designed such that the only pre-requisite is linear algebra. To make things even more exciting, we have recently built a Quantum Optics Lab for students to complement the class. Check it out here:


Physics Colloquium

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

For past and future events .


February 8, 2023
Dr. Iva Brezinova
Assistant Professor
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Vienna University Technology (TU Wien)

Tackling time-dependent quantum many body systems with reduced density matrices




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. 


Aidan Subrahimovic, Great Grad 2021

Congratulations to recent Physics BS grad, Aidan Subrahimovic on being named a CCNY 2021 Great Grad!