Department of Physics
NEWS AND EVENTS
Yu (Sophia Dai) is the recipient of 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
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.
“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.
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.
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.