• Graphene quantum dots pave a new way to light detection
    January 6, 2016
    Dr. Abdel El Fatimy and Prof. Paola Barbara in the Department of Physics, in collaboration with Dr. Kurt Gaskill’s group at the Naval Research Laboratory, have developed a novel type of graphene nanodevice to detect millimeter and submillimeter wavelength (terahertz) radiation with extraordinary sensitivity.
  • 2016 REU Program
    December 21, 2015

    Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the physics department's 2016 REU program. During this 10-week summer program, participants engage in a focused research project in materials physics, working closely with a faculty mentor.

  • Faculty member discusses the physics of Star Wars
    December 21, 2015
    Physics faculty member Patrick Johnson participated in the video series "Georgetown Talks Star Wars," in which professors from around campus apply their scholarly expertise to analyze all things Star Wars.
  • Professor Olmsted invited to speak on additive manufacturing at the National Academies
    November 15, 2015
    Peter Olmsted spoke at the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Workshop on Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Additive Manufacturing.

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