Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Department Overview

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Welcome to the CSI Department of Physics and Astronomy!  The faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students of the Department conduct leading-edge research in numerous areas of study including astrophysics and cosmology; theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics; theoretical nuclear and high-energy physics; photonics; and nanotechnology.  We offer undergraduate Bachelor's of Science degrees in Physics (major and minor), including degrees with a focus in Astrophysics or in Teaching (grades 7-12).  We also mentor and advise Ph.D. students in Physics and Astronomy through our consortium partnership with the CUNY Graduate Center; and we provide service courses in astronomy and physics to more than 2,000 CSI students each year.

Irving K. Robbins, Observatory Director

Last First EMAIL
Agcaian  Peter 
Beyer  Steven 
Brady  Patricia 
Drenscko  Mihaela 
Griffiths  William 
Haldolaarachchige  Neel
Hettiarachchilage Kalani
Jackson  Alia 
Kolkas  Mossbah 
Kraynova  Margarita 
LaCurtis  William 
Lane  Kevin 
Malikova  Lyudmila 
Marinelli  Susan 
Marino  Francesco 
Poppe  George 
Shopova  Siyka 
Torres Jose 
Weinstock  Harvey 

College Lab Technician

Tracy Campbell   
Jackeline Figueroa
Matthew Miller     
Victoria Rivelli     

January 2022

1. Our physics club is back in motion! The first two online events this year are scheduled to be on January 27 and February 8, between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm. They feature Prof. Organesyan and Prof. Gorokhovsky, who will talk about their work before departing for their sabbatical leaves. The Zoom link can be found here, and please reach out to Prof. Liu for the password.

December 2021

1. NASA's Webb telescope was launched to observe first galaxies and distant worlds. Find out more about it here.

October 2021

1. Prof. Liu was featured in CUNY TV's recent Urban U series.

September 2021

1. Prof. Oganesyan organized a mini-symposium on many-body localization. See info and sign-up link here.

2. Prof. Ge organized a mini-symposium on non-Hermitian photonics. See info and sign-up link here.

Joint Appointment

Alfred Levine Joint Appointment With Department of Engineering  and Environmental Science

Astrophysical Observatory Telescope

Astrophysical Observatory

Our Astrophysical Observatory is dedicated to ongoing educational opportunities and the environmental needs of the present.

Computer Science / Engineering Science and Physics Building
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10314

Department Contact

Professor Charles Liu


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India Clemente

Department Administrator

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