News & Events

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.

COVID Update: All department colloquia will be held remotely until further notice.

 

 


Department News

Professor Alexander Van Der Horst and Deal Paul Wahlbeck sit on stage talking in front of a Columbian College logo

Exploring Cosmic Extremes

In a conversation with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck, Physics Professor Alexander van der Horst discusses his research on the multi-wavelength observations and modeling of a variety of high-energy cosmic transient sources, including gamma-ray bursts, gravitational wave sources, magnetars and tidal disruption events.

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GW students present their research at the 19th American Astronomical Society HEAD meeting

In March 2022 eight (!) GW astrophysics  graduate students and one undergraduate student traveled to the 19th AAS High-Energy Astrophysics Division conference in Pittsburgh and presented their

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Fantastic Voyage: Physics Student Peers into Protons

Junior Gabriel Grauvogel is taking his CCAS Luther Rice Fellowship research to a subatomic level, joining an international effort to unravel the puzzling proton.

 


Upcoming Events

Upcoming events will be posted on this page when scheduled. Head to our archive to view all past events. 

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Department Newsletter 

 

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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