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Department of Physics

Physics Faculty research interests include atom and quantum optics, Bose-Einstein condensates, condensed matter, particle physics, cosmology and general relativity, physics education, quantum information theory, and quantum computing.

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Bulletins & Events

Graduation Day for the College of Arts and Sciences is Sunday, May 13 from 2:30 to 5:00PM.

Graduating senior Shams El-Adawy won Best Poster in Physical Sciences at the 28th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference! Congratulations! Shams worked with Silvina Guidoni on solar physics in collaboration with NASA Goddard.

Graduating senior Mackenzie Devilbiss won the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship for 2018! Congratulations!

Physics students share Why We Love Physics.

The Dept. of Physics hosted the 2018 Optics Olympiad where 150 middle school students from around DC explored physics.