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Physics Major Tharindu Jayasinghe Named College of Science Valedictorian

June 07, 2017

Cal Poly Pomona Physics Major Tharindu K. Jayasinghe Arachchilage has been named Valedictorian of the College of Sci...

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Women in Physics Lunch Event 2017

The 9th annual lunch for women majoring in physics was a big success!

May 26, 2017

The 9th annual lunch for women majoring in physics was a big success. To address the issue under-representation of wo...

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Congratulations Student Scholars!!

April 05, 2017

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Women in Physics at Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona to host the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 29, 2017

Cal Poly Pomona students participated in the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held this year at UCLA Uni...

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Homeyra sadaghinai receives NSF grant

Dr. Homeyra Sadaghiani Receives Prestigious 4-Year, $900,000 Collaborative NSF IUES Award

January 29, 2017

Associate Professor Homeyra Sadaghiani of the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Physics & Astronomy has been...

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Scholarships Available (Up to $2,000) - Apply Now!

January 25, 2017

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Post-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in Physics Education Research

January 13, 2017

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a...

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Breanna Binder

Department of Physics and Astronomy Welcomes First Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Breanna Binder

September 27, 2016

Dr. Breanna Binder, a former research associate at the University of Washington and a lecturer at the University of W...

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Matt Povich and Thurindu Jayasinghe

The Milky Way Project: Help Scientists Uncover our Home Galaxy

September 14, 2016

The Milky Way Project: Help Scientists Uncover our Home Galaxy Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Science Leads t...

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Tenure Track Position in Theoretical Biophysics

September 01, 2016

The Position: The new faculty member will teach the full range (from freshman to senior level) of&a...

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Workshop for high school teachers

September 01, 2016

Dr. Qing Ryan is a faculty member in Physics& Astronomy and CEMaST, specializing in Physics education research. S...

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Job Announcement: Project Manager, Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE programs

July 28, 2016

Project Manager, Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE programs Job Announcement:  The Cal-Bridge and CAMPARE (Cal...

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Women in Physics Lunch Event 2016

The 8th annual lunch for women majoring in physics was a big success!

May 24, 2016

The 8th annual lunch for women majoring in physics was a big success. To address the issue under-representation of w...

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Julian Andrews

Julian Andrews, a Physics and Astronomy Senior, wins the CSU Research Competition

May 18, 2016

Two Cal Poly Pomona students earned first-place honors at the 30th Annual CSU Systemwide Student Research Competitio...

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Shohreh Abdolrahimi

Dr. Shohreh Abdolrahimi joins Department of Physics and Astronomy

April 28, 2016

Dr. Shohreh Abdolrahimi, who has been a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Alberta Physics Department (Edmonto...

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Kai S. Lam's book on Mathematical Physics

Prof. Kai S. Lam publishes 2nd edition of Contemporary Mathematical Physics

October 12, 2015

The Second Edition of the book "Topics in Contemporary Mathematical Physics" by Cal Poly Pomona Physics Dep...

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Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson receives Provost's Staff Member of the Year Award

October 12, 2015

Doug Johnson, who has been with the Department of Physics and Astronomy for more than 35 years, has been awarded the ...

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Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in Astronomy

October 01, 2015

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications fo...

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Tenure Track Position in Theoretical High Energy Physics

July 08, 2015

The Physics and Astronomy Department at California State University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications...

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Qing Ryan joins Physics and Astronomy Dept at Cal Poly Pomona

Qing Ryan joins Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cal Poly Pomona

May 21, 2015

Dr. Qing Ryan has accepted an offer to join the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Cal Poly Pomona. Her tenure tr...

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Dr. Jorge Moreno

Assistant Professor Jorge Moreno is appointed Visiting Scholar at Harvard

May 20, 2015

Dr. Jorge Moreno, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, received the appointment of Visiting Scholar by the I...

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Roger Morehouse, former Physics Professor, passed away on April 14, 2015

Roger Morehouse, former Physics Professor, passed away on April 14, 2015

May 01, 2015

Dr. Roger Morehouse, Professor Emeritus in the Physics and Astronomy Department, passed away on April l4, 2015, at th...

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Physics Cafe with Provost denBoer

Physics Club Science Cafe with the Provost of Cal Poly Pomona Dr. Marten denBoer

May 01, 2015

Physics Club Science Cafe with the Provost of Cal Poly Pomona Dr. Marten denBoer was recently held at the local Apple...

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Cal Poly Pomona Physics students visited local elementary school

Student visited local elementary school for a Physics Fun Day!

March 25, 2015

Organized by Prof. Homeyra Sadaghiani, Cal Poly Pomona Physics students, Learning Assistants, and SCI 210...

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Prof. Matthew Povich

Assistant Professor Matthew Povich Receives Prestigious 5-Year, $650,000 NSF CAREER Award

March 24, 2015

Read the Poly Post Article Read the PolyCentric Article Assistant Professor Matthew Povich of t...

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Scholarships for Physics and Astronomy

Congratulations to Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Recipients!

March 23, 2015

Congratulations to the following student scholars in the Department of Physics & Astronomy:   Ian Marsh...

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Mary Mogge becomes AAPT President

Prof. Mary Mogge becomes 80th President of the AAPT

March 20, 2015

Prof. Mary Mogge, who has served at Cal Poly Pomona as a physics professor and Chair for more than 30 years has becom...

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Peter Siegel

Prof. Peter Siegel voted to be one of the top five professors

March 17, 2015

Prof. Peter Siegel has served at Cal Poly Pomona Department of Physics and Astronomy for 28 years. Prof. Siegel has a...

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star party on the college of science rooftop

Star Party on the Rooftop

December 19, 2014

Physics and Astronomy students, supervised by Prof. Matt Povich, hold regular star parties on the roof of Science Bui...

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Scholarships for Physics Students: Apply Now!

December 16, 2014

Scholarships for Physics Students: Apply Now! We invite our Physics majors to apply for three scholarship programs. P...

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December 16, 2014

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Matthew Povich

Assistant Prof. Matthew Povich Receives 3-Year, $90,000 NSF RUI Grant

October 16, 2014

Assistant Professor Matthew Povich of the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Physics & Astronomy has been awarded a 3-...

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Faculty Schedules Updated for Fall 2014

October 16, 2014

Need to meet with your favorite Physics & Astronomy instructor? Class and office hours schedules for all of our f...

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Jorge Moreno

Dr. Jorge Moreno joins Physics and Astronomy Faculty

September 04, 2014

Dr. Jorge Moreno is a theoretical astrophysicist, who has worked on a broad range of topics in galaxy formation and c...

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Physics Education Research: Application Deadline November 14, 2014

August 25, 2014

The Physics and Astronomy Department and the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (CEMaST) at Ca...

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Physics and Astronomy Alumnus Viranga Perrera publishes in Nature

August 07, 2014

Viranga Perrera, a Physics and Astronomy Alumnus now at UC Santa Cruz has recently published in the prestigious journ...

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Prof. Kai Lam

Prof. Kai Lam publishes textbook on Classical Mechanics

August 07, 2014

As the fourth textbook published by Dr. Lam, this Classical Mechanic textbook is written with the belief that classic...

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Professor Alex Small

Professor Alex Small and two physics alumni elected to Board of Directors of professional society

July 02, 2014

Associate Professor Alex Small and Cal Poly alumni Rachel Ulanch (BS Physics, 2013) and Matthew Samson (BS Mechanical...

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Alex Rudolph

Prof. Alex Rudolph receives 5-year $600,000 grant from NSF S-STEM program

July 01, 2014

The new program is named "Cal-Bridge," with the mission to increase the number of underrepresented minority...

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Cover of American Journal of Physics

Cover of American Journal of Physics Features Kerr Microscope by Prof. Hector Mireles

June 03, 2014

The paper titled "Developing a Kerr microscope for upper-division solid-state physics laboratories," was pu...

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Ertan Salik

Prof. Ertan Salik receives biotechnology grant to develop sensitive fiber optic biosensor

April 27, 2014

Prof. Ertan Salik received the Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Grant for his project titled "Ultrasensiti...

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Perera Viranga

CPP Physics graduate Viranga Perera works on project to prepare to land on an asteroid

April 27, 2014

Landing on an asteroid is notoriously difficult. Asteroids have very little gravity because they have very l...

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Astronomy Minor Approved

December 11, 2013

The Astronomy minor has been approved and will be available starting in the 2014-15 academic year.  Students...

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New Physics and Astronomy Website launches

October 11, 2013

Our new website has just launched. The new website is a great improvement both in design and functionality. Menu are ...

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Nobel Prize in Physics goes to the prediction of the famous Higgs Boson

October 08, 2013

Nobel Prize winners this year are Peter Higgs, 84, of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and François ...

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Ertan Salik

Prof. Ertan Salik receives Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Grant

August 20, 2013

Prof. Ertan Salik in collaboration with Dr. Shelton Murinda (Animal and Veterinary Science) and Dr. Wei-Jen ...

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Alex Rudolph

Prof. Alex Rudolph to serve on the boards of two national Astronomy Organizations

August 20, 2013

Prof. Alex Rudolph of the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy has recently been selected to join boards of the two most im...

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