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, Feb, 7, 2014  Greg Parks (Physics, BU) Experimental Study of the Nucleation of Sn nanostructures from undercooled droplets (abstract, .doc 29kb)
Friday, Feb 21, 2014 Austin Faucett (Physics, BU)  Controllable ambient reduction of Graphene Oxide with nanoscale and macroscopic electrochemical methods (abstract, .doc, 400kb)
Friday, Mar 7, 2014 Marc Sauerbrey (Physics, Bremen University)  Growth and characterization of cerium oxide on transition metal substrates (abstract, .doc, 142 kb)
Friday, April 4, 2014 William Thompson  The Elastic Properties of a Random Multilayer Film (abstract, .doc, 191kb)
Friday, April 25, 2014  Darshana Weerawarne  Femtosecond filamentation and higher order nonlinearities (abstract, .doc, 258 kb)

Last Updated: 8/14/14