Physics News

Spring 2020 News Highlights

Mar 10, 2020

Ms. Moyosore Odunsi is among the three recipients of The Graduate Center’s Pre-dissertation Award. This annual award, for use in summer 2020, provides each recipient with a grant of $5,000 to jump start the early stage of their research.

Alumni News: Ethan Bendau, '18, BS Physics, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support his Ph.D. studies in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University.  Mr. Bendau's undergraduate Research Honors presentation, "Early Detection of Triple Negative Breast Cancer with Multiphoton Microscopy and Resonance Raman Spectroscopy," was the culmination of his work with Distinguished Professor Robert Alfano. Congrats Ethan!

Fall 2019 News Highlights

Dec 6, 2019

Congratulations to the CCNY Physics Club, for their recent recognition as a 2019 Outstanding Chapter of the Society of Physics Students. This is the second time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 15 percent of all SPS chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally.

Nov 5, 2019

Two new patents have been awarded to Prof. Alfano and his team in the Institute for Ultrafast Lasers and Spectroscopy. The new 'Resonance Raman' technique will allow for rapid and more specific brain cancer diagnoses. 

Oct 31, 2019

Prof. Vinod Menon has been elected a 2020 Fellow in the Optical Society of America. Fellows are elected for "a history of achievement in optics and photonics, and a reputation for service to OSA and our field" says OSA President Ursula Gibson. Congratulations!

Aug 9, 2019

Distinguished Prof. Emerita Myriam Sarachik has been awarded the American Physical Society's highest research honor: the 2020 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research. "Myriam Sarachik has been one of the world’s leading experimental condensed matter physicists for over a half-century," said APS President-Elect Philip Bucksbaum. (tell us something we don't know!)