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Student Training in Muon Spin Spectroscopy Spin Dynamics and Correlations in Single-Ion Magnets Finite Size Effects in Q1D Organic Superconductors Nanoelectrodes for Biomolecular Sensing
Student Training in Muon Spin Spectroscopy
Spin Dynamics and Correlations in Single-Ion Magnets
Finite Size Effects in Q1D Organic Superconductors
Nanoelectrodes for Biomolecular Sensing


NEW! Faculty Positions Available

The Department of Physics at Boston College invites applications from outstanding candidates to join a major expansion in experimental condensed matter, with emphases on nanoscale integrated science, energy and photonics. Please visit the Positions Available page for more information.


Inspired by "Digital Dubliners," Ferris Professor of Physics Michael Naughton illustrated the connection between library and laboratory by etching the text of Dubliners onto a 2.5-square-millimeter patch using a sophisticated nanolithography technique more commonly employed to build electronics than to print miniature editions of classic literature. Boston Globe

Near-field Nanophotonics Workshop - July 21-22, 2014

The Department of Physics is pleased to announce we will co-host a Near-Field NanoPhotonics Workshop and Multiprobe School. NSOM and MultiProbe NSOM have emerged as the premier tools in Photonics and Plasmonics characterization whether in silicon photonics, photonic band gap materials or plasmonic nanofocusing.

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Rebecca Dally and Matthew Heine honored with Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Dally and Matthew Heine, graduate students in the Department of Physics who were awarded the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award. The Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards program was established to underscore and reinforce the importance of the pursuit of teaching excellence of graduate Teaching Fellows and Teaching Assistants. Awards are for students who have assisted in laboratories in the sciences, and for those students in other disciplines who assist in teaching by leading discussion groups.

Michelle Cunningham honored with George J. Goldsmith Award

Congratulations to Physics major and graduating senior Michelle Cunningham for her achievement in receiving the 2014 George J. Goldsmith award. Named in memory of longtime Physics Department faculty member George J. Goldsmith, who is remembered for both his scholarship and his selfless dedication to the students of Boston College, this award is given annually to a graduating physics major in recognition of excellence in academic achievement and research.

Thomas Mion awarded the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Thomas Mion, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, who was awarded the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. As a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Thomas will receive three years of support, a $32,000 annual stipend, a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for their institution, and international research and professional development opportunities.

Seventeen undergraduate Physics majors inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma

The Department of Physics is thrilled to announce the induction of seventeen undergraduate Physics majors into Sigma Pi Sigma, this Spring. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. Sigma Pi Sigma’s mission is not completed in the induction ceremony with the recognition of academic accomplishment. In the four dimensions of Honor, Encouragement, Service, and Fellowship, the mission of Sigma Pi Sigma takes a longer view.Founded in 1921, Sigma Pi Sigma is a member honor society of the Association of College Honor Societies. The society has 75,000 historical members. Election to Sigma Pi Sigma is a lifetime membership.

The seventeen students are: Andrew Boyce ’16 (Major: Physics), James Brogan ’16 (Major: Chemistry/Physics), Michael Cambria ’15 (Major: Physics), Brian Choi ’14 (Major: Mathematics, Minor: Physics), Michelle Cunningham ’14 (Major: Physics, Minor: Hispanic Studies), Peter Czajka ’16 (Major: Physics), David DePalma ’14 (Major: Physics, Minor: Mathematics), William Flaherty ’16 (Major: Economics / Physics, Minor: Mathematics), Linden Hayes ’15 (Major: Physics / Hispanic Studies), Masrur Khan ’14 (Major: Physics), Joseph Liguori ’15 (Major: Mathematics / Physics), Abigail Kopec ’16 (Major: Physics), Nicholas Martis ’14 (Major: Physics / Philosophy), Ryan Polischuk ’15 (Major: Physics / Mathematics), Laura Simko ’15 (Major: Physics), Michelle Solomon ’15 (Major: Physics), Erin Sutton ’16 (Major: Physics, Minor: Computer Science / Mathematics)

   Seminars and Colloquia

The department hosts many seminars and colloquia throughout the school year. View calendar