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Nominations are invited for the 23rd annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize

Date posted: February 22nd, 2018

Nominations are invited for the 23rd annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship to be held Fall 2018 in the Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University. The prize is awarded annually to a postdoctoral scholar active in any field of physics. …Read more.

Physics department to celebrate 50 years of the Standard Model

Date posted: January 18th, 2018


The Standard Model at 50 Years will take place in the Physics Department Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, June 1-4, 2018. …Read more.

Department to host PASCOS 2018

Date posted: September 18th, 2017

The physics department will host the 24th International Symposium on Particle, Strings, and Cosmology between June 4-8, 2018.
For details see: …Read more.

Congrats to Laura Johnson!

Date posted: June 1st, 2018

The 21st Eastern Gravity Meeting, hosted by Long Island University–Brooklyn, was held Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.
This annual regional meeting is open to researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students to faculty, in all areas of gravitational physics, including classical, quantum, theory, observation, computation and experiment. …Read more.

Distinguished University Professor Glenn Starkman memorializes Stephen Hawking

Date posted: March 30th, 2018

Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor and professor of physics and astronomy, wrote a piece describing the scientific and cultural achievements of the late Stephen Hawking. The article, titled “The reverberating glow of Stephen Hawking’s daring theories and elastic mind,” was written for …Read more.

Researchers discover that nanometer-thick tin selenide crafted in thin films of connected ‘nanoflakes’ shows promise for thermoelectric energy conversion.

Date posted: March 27th, 2018

From the Journal: 

Journal of Applied Physics

By AIP News Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2018 — Single crystal tin selenide (SnSe) is a semiconductor and an ideal thermoelectric material; it can directly convert waste heat to electrical energy or be used for cooling. …Read more.

Taylor Fest 2018

Date posted: March 9th, 2018

Our friend and colleague Philip Taylor, Distinguished University Professor and Perkins Professor of Physics, celebrated his 80th birthday this academic year.
To mark the occasion and celebrate his career we are organizing a symposium on March 29, 2018 featuring lectures by Phil’s colleagues past and present on a range of topics that reflects the breadth of Phil’s interests and friendships. …Read more.

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Application deadlines:
Application deadline for the Ph.D. program: January 15. Application deadline for the 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) and August 15 for students who do not require a visa. Admission to the MS programs is on a rolling basis.

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The 24th International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS2018) will be here in June 2018.


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