Department of Physics
NEWS AND EVENTS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seminars and Colloquia
The department hosts many seminars and colloquia throughout the school year. View calendar
Associate Professor Vidya Madhavan’s lab focuses on experimental studies of correlated electron systems and magnetic systems with low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy, spectroscopy, and spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy.