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...).
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 Library, Room 306 (SL 306). Presentations are usually preceded by pizza. Presentations start around noon. Question and answer session follows the presentation.
|Day & Date||Name of the Speaker||Title of the Presentation & abstract link|
|Friday, September 25, 2015||Rostilav Grynko (Physics, BU)||Butterfly effect in high-power, ultrashort laser propagation (abstract, .pdf, 252 kB)|
|Friday, October 9, 2015||Todd Rutkowski (Physics, BU)||Spin liquid phases of Mott insulating ultracold bosons (abstract, .pdf 154 kB)|
|Friday, October 23, 2015||Daniel Clark (Physics, BU)||Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides: A window into nonlinear optics on the atomic scale (abstract, .pdf, 167 kB )|
|Friday, November 20, 2015||Ruibo Zhang (Materials Research, BU)||Electrode reaction mechanism of Ag2VO2PO4 as a high capacity, multi-electron transfer cathode material for implantable Li-ion batteries (abstract, .docx, 161 kB)|
|Friday, Dec 4, 2015||Junping Shao (Physics, BU)||Ab initio engineering of materials with hexagonal tin frameworks (abstract, .docx, 215 kB)|