The students, faculty and staff enjoy a few formal and informal (academic and fun) get togethers. We have annual 'get to know new members of the department (faculty/ staff/ graduate students) in late August, harvest festival gathering (physics and chemistry department) around late october, spring student achievement award dinner in April, end of semester undergraduate and graduate TA appreciation day, colloquia throughout the fall and spring semesters as well as a chemistry-physics holiday party around the christmas holidays. The left side navigation bar has links to colloquia, photogallery from the events and deadlines (that are of importance for graduation...).

Journal Club

A semi formal setting in which departmental undergraduate &  graduate students,  faculty and staff gather and present academic topics that are of interest to them.  The event is usually scheduled on alternate Fridays in Science II, Room 144. Pizza is at noon. Presentation is at 12:15. Question and answer session follows the presentation.

Spring 2014 Journal Club Presentations
Day & Date
Name of the Speaker
Title of the Presentation & abstract link
Friday, Sep 12, 2014 Felix O. Saouma (Physics, BU) Broadband nonlinear optical properties of K1-xCsxPSe6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) (abstract, .doc, 84Kb)
Friday,  Oct 10, 2014 Patrick O'Brien Mean Field Theory of Solid State Hamiltonians (abstract, .doc, 63kB)
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 Derek Stampone Fitting Constant Cooling Nucleation Data (abstract, .pdf, 106 kB)
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 Matt Wahila  Explaining the Electronic Structure of Tin Oxides Via X-ray Spectroscopy Techniques (abstract, .doc, 96 kB)
Friday,  Nov 21, 2014 Zachary Lebens-Higgins  Examining Band Gap Shrinkage for La-doped BaSnO3: The Evolving Conduction Band Model (abstract, .pdf, 136   kB)
 Friday, Nov 21, 2014  Jeremiah Dederick Physical and Electrical Characterization of Random Multi-Layer Thin Film thermo electric materials (Abstract,  .pdf, 1.3  MB)


Last Updated: 11/20/14