The department offers the B.S. degree in Physics, and is one of the largest in the California State University system, serving about 100 Physics majors and a much larger number of other students through its service and general education courses. The department currently has 12 tenure track faculty with interests in a variety of areas of Physics and Astronomy.
Our next seminar will be on Friday, May 24th at 4pm, entitled " "The James Webb Space Telescope-Exploration Beyond the Mighty Hubble"", by Rolf Danner from Northrop Grumman. For an abstract of the seminar see abstract, and for a complete schedule of our spring seminars see seminars.
|Dr. Alex Small, associate professor of physics, has been published in the July 2012 issue of the journal Nature Methods. Part of the same publishing group as the journal Nature, this monthly journal is a prestigious publication that reviews new techniques in life science and chemistry. Small's article reviews two other features published in a special issue on biomedical imaging. His article focuses on superresolution, a family of techniques that enables imaging of cells with molecular-scale resolution. Employing this method to construct images of nanometer-sized structures enables scientists to overcome previous limitations to the resolution of an optical microscope, which had been thought for 130 years to be unable to see anything smaller than the wavelength of light.||Dr. Matt Povich has accepted an offer to join the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cal Poly Pomona as an Assistant Professor. Matt is currently an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State University. Along with Alex Rudolph, Matt will support the strong and growing Astronomy Program within the department. Read more...||Professors in the Cal Poly Pomona science, math and education departments including Dr. Homeyra Sadaghiani of Dept. of Physics and Astronomy are coming together to train middle school teachers with the help of a $1.4 million grant funded by the NSF Noyce Master Teacher Fellows Program.|
|PHYSICS and ASTRONOMY SEMINARS: Seminars are currently held on select Thursdays, 11 am, at 8-241 (unless indicated otherwise). Please check schedule of seminars for titles, speaker information, and abstracts of the upcoming talks.|
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