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Physics Annual Reading Day Potluck!

Please join us for our Annual Reading Day Potluck Friday, December 14th, 2018 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. 2nd Floor Hallway Entertainment by Hey Mavis! Reading-Day-Potluck-2018

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Cosmic Memoir

As part of the 2018 Homecoming Festivities, CWRU’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a public talk (available on youtube) and book signing with CWRU alumnus and astrophysicist, Dr. Brian Keating (Class of 1993), who also delivered the Department of Physics weekly colloquium. 

Beaming random lasers with soliton control

Article | OPEN | Published: 21 September 2018 Sreekanth Perumbilavil, Armando Piccardi, Raouf Barboza, Oleksandr Buchnev, Martti Kauranen, Giuseppe Strangi  Gaetano Assanto Random lasers are resonator-less light sources where feedback stems from recurrent scattering at the expense of spatial profile and directionality. Suitably-doped nematic liquid crystals can random lase when optically pumped near resonance(s); moreover, through molecular...

Physics department celebrated the 50 years of the Standard Model

SM@50 The Standard Model at 50 Years took place in the Physics Department Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, June 1-4, 2018. For more information see: http://artsci.case.edu/smat50/


Department hosted PASCOS 2018

The physics department hosted the 24th International Symposium on Particle, Strings, and Cosmology between June 4-8, 2018. For details see:  http://artsci.case.edu/pascos2018/

The heat is on

  Physics' own, Professor Giuseppe Strangi, is Conference Chair of the "NanoPlasm2018" event.  Researchers in the field of plasmonics and metamaterial gathered in Cetraro, Italy, to attend.  This conference is annually held in the beautiful Grand Hotel San Michele.  Cetraro is an ancient sea hamlet with a millennium-old history. Topics included:...

Taylor Fest 2018 Recordings Now Available!

Recordings of the lectures are now available. Our friend and colleague Philip Taylor, Distinguished University Professor and Perkins Professor of Physics, celebrated his 80th birthday last year. To mark the occasion and celebrate his career we organized a symposium on March 29, 2018 featuring lectures by Phil's colleagues past and present...

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Application Deadlines

Application deadlines:
• Ph.D. program: January 15

• M.S. in Physics and M.S. in Physics Entrepreneurship track programs:

  • May 1 for international students who require a new visa for study in the US (e.g., F-1)
  • August 15 for students who do not require a visa. Admission to the MS programs is on a rolling basis.