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.

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News and Events

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.

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Physics and Astronomy Faculty & Staff

Full Time Faculty

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 

Office Administration

Marie Gomes  

College Lab Technician

Tracy Campbell   
Jackeline Figueroa
Matthew Miller     
Victoria Rivelli     

Joint Appointment

Alfred Levine Joint Appointment With Department of Engineering  and Environmental Science