News & Events
Yu (Sophia Dai) is the recipient of 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
May 30, 2013 -
Since 2003, the Chinese government has been awarding students who are able to study in a foreign country on their own accord. The awards are given to honor students for their ability to study abroad without government-funded sponsorships under the umbrella of the China Scholarship Council. Often, these students study in highly acclaimed institutions where they might face many challenges in being a student in a foreign country. Ms. Dai was recently offered a Postdoctoral research opportunity at the California Institute of Technology and will transition in September of 2013.
May 28, 2013 -
“Controlling light propagation with nanowires” by Dr. Y. Peng and Prof. K. Kempa (Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 171903 (2012)) has been selected by the journal Applied Physics Letters to feature in the Editor's Picks of 2012, as one of the most notable APL articles published in 2012. Back in March, this paper made it to " the top 20 most read APL papers in 2012". Work featured in this paper has been supported by the prestigious Keck Foundation grant, awarded to a group of BC scientists, led by Professors Naughton and Kempa of the Department of Physics.
April 26, 2013 -
A visit to the Kennedy Space Center when he was in elementary school inspired Nathan Nesbitt to pursue a career in the sciences. Today, the graduate student in the Physics Department is searching for innovative energy solutions he hopes will one day help solve the problem of climate change.
April 25, 2013 -
The Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards program was established to provide a further stimulus toward teaching excellence by graduate Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants. The Physics Department is thrilled to announce that Graduate students Alex Shvonski and Luke D'Imperio have been awarded this honor for the 2012-2013 academic year.
April 22, 2013 -
The New York Academy of Sciences honors distinguished individuals through its Fellowship and Honorary Life Membership awards. These awards are highly regarding in the international science community and reflect the Academy's commitment to excellence, its heritage, and serving its worldwide membership. Dr. Gabor J. Kalman, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Physics, Boston College is a part of this community.
February 11, 2013 -
Based on his accomplishments in research and various publications, The National Research System (SNI) based in Mexico, has awarded Post Doctoral Fellow in Dr. Michael Naughton's group; Dr. Juan Merlo, the highest level of distinction in research for 3 years. This level has equivalency to a full Professorship in the United States and is extremely prestigious. The award is given through peer review and is to grant the appointment of National Enquirer. This award symbolizes the quality and prestige of the receivers scientific contributions. The SNI is to promote and strengthen, through the evaluation, the quality of scientific and technological research and innovation that occurs in the country. The system contributes to the formation and consolidation of researchers with scientific and technical knowledge at the highest level as a key element to increase the culture, productivity, competitiveness and social welfare.
February 11, 2013 -
Using the geometric and material properties of a unique nanostructure, BC physicists have uncovered a novel photonic effect where surface plasmons interact with light to form "plasmonic halos" of selectable output color, Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton and Senior Research Associate Michael J. Burns report with doctoral student and lead author Fan Ye in the journal Nano Letters. BC News | Nanotechnology News, Science Daily, PhysOrg, AZoNano
November 5, 2012 -
The Board of Directors of the Optical Society (OSA) elected Professor Willie Padilla a Fellow of the Society. Professor Padilla is being recognized for fundamental contributions to metamaterials, including first demonstrations of negative refractive index, metamaterial opto-electronic control and perfect absorbers. BC Chronicle
Professors Madhavan and Wilson Bring Fresh Insights into Topological Insulators
November 2, 2012 -
The latest research by Boston College physicists Vidya Madhavan and Stephen Wilson offers fresh insights into topological insulators, a class of materials with unique properties that challenge some of the oldest laws of physics.
Physics Majors Win Undergraduate Awards
August 17, 2012 -
The College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College held their annual Awards Ceremony for graduating seniors on Sunday, May 20th. Three Physics Majors were among those honored: Kyle Marra '12, Scholar of the College, Phi Beta Kappa - Samuel O'Mullane '12, George J. Goldsmith Award - Ryan Russell '12, Phi Beta Kappa
Earlier this year, several Physics majors were honored at the College of Arts and Sciences Scholar's Banquet: Brandon Wirth '13, Dean's Scholar - Michelle Cunningham '14, Sophomore Scholar - Ehsan Dadgar-Kiani '14, Sophomore Scholar - Nicholas Martis '14, Sophomore Scholar