Division Of Science
The Division of Science at City College has a proud legacy and a proud future. Nine Nobel Laureates studied science and mathematics at CCNY. World-renowned physicists like Myriam Sarachik, who serves on the governing council of the National Academy of Sciences, and well-known author Michio Kaku teach our students, and distinguished professors conduct cutting edge research on everything from climate change to structural biology to sustainable energy, and everything in between. City College students, even as undergraduates, have an unprecedented opportunity to work in these labs. In the past 8 years the Division has produced two Rhodes Scholars and several Goldwater and Truman scholars, as well as graduates who have gone on to the most prestigious graduate schools, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation to pursue their research.
Excellence in Teaching and Research
Bachelors Degrees Awarded in 2020
Graduate Degrees Awarded in 2020
Physicist Pouyan Ghaemi makes Quantum Breakthrough
Ghaemi and colleagues have a new study in the journal PRX Quantum that presents a new algorithm in quantum computing to study problems that are difficult to study with "classic" computing.
Peter J. Delfyett, Jr. is the winner of the 2021 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science
The prize, awarded by the American Physical Society (APS), recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance the knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.
Dr. des Georges studies HPIV respiratory viruses
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Amadee des Georges and collaborator Tony Wang of the CUNY ASRC have a new study in PLoS Pathogens looking at how human parainfluenza viruses infect respiratory cells.