Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the physics department's 2015 REU program. During this 10-week summer program, participants engage in a focused research project in materials physics, working closely with a faculty mentor. Taking advantage of Georgetown's location in the nation's capital, the program also features a science-and-society component that explores connections between scientific research and the world outside the laboratory.
Guy Consolmagno, S.J., astronomer, teacher, physicist, researcher, and Jesuit, delivered the 2014 Georgetown College commencement address. In a speech urging graduates to never be afraid of the truth, and to never think that their comprehension of the truth is finished or complete, he wove in comments on dark matter, magnetic susceptibility, integration by parts, and extraterrestrials!