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Physics Student Guides NASA Mission

Ready to Launch: A GW Student’s NASA Mission

PhD student Nick Kirschner’s research journey took him from NASA labs to the New Mexico desert—part of an agreement that is propelling GW astrophysics to new heights.


GW Hailed as a Top Fulbright Producer for 2023–24

GW has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright scholars and students for 2023–24, including Physics Professor Gerald Feldman (Norway).


Malicious AI Activity Likely to Escalate into Daily Occurrence in 2024

Physics professor Neil Johnson's groundbreaking analysis exposes AI misuse by bad actors as over 50 nations, including the U.S., prepare for elections.

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Department Colloquium

Physics department colloquium takes place in Corcoran 101 (725 21st NW, Washington DC 20052), usually on Thursdays 4-5pm. Refreshments are provided on the fourth floor from 3:45 p.m.

Update: All department colloquia will be held in a hybrid mode (in-person and on Zoom). Please email [email protected] if you want to get on the mailing list for updates and Zoom links.

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Frances E. Walker Lecture Series

The Frances E. Walker Lecture Series brings prominent women physicists and astrophysicists to campus to highlight their accomplishments and connect mentors with students. The series is supported by the Frances E. Walker Fund for Women in Physics.

Past Frances Walker Lectures

Barry Berman Memorial Lecture Series

The goal of the Barry Berman Memorial Lecture Series is to inspire young people to study medical physics by inviting nationally and internationally prominent scientists to speak on the application of physics principles to medicine. The series was founded in 2011 through a generous gift from one of Berman’s close collaborators and colleagues, Cedric Yu, a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology.

Professors Berman and Yu formerly worked together under a National Institutes of Health-funded project on radiation cancer therapy.

Past Berman Lectures