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Welcome to the Physics at Brandeis blog!

This blog is for a diverse audience that includes the whole Brandeis physics community, our alumni, prospective graduate students and undergraduates and anyone who is surfing the net and lands here.

Some of the news highlights include the following.

  • The department has a record 30 active grants in FY 2014 with expenditures totaling $5.16, and generating a record $1.27M in overhead for the University.
  • In the 2015-16 school year there are 49 undergraduate physics majors and 45 PhD students taking courses and doing research.
  • We are an NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) — by far the smallest physics department among the 24 MRSEC centers nationwide.
  • We are the home of an NSF-IGERT training grant for theory — a unique collaboration between physics, mathematics, computational neuroscience and the International Business School.
  • Together with Biochemistry we are the home of the Quantitative Biology graduate program which brings together PhD students from all the sciences engaged in research at the interface of the physical and biological sciences.
  • This year we made a junior faculty appointment of William (Ben) Rogers, currently a postdoctoral research associate at Harvard University. Ben’s research is in experimental soft-condensed matter physics with an emphasis on self-assembly of DNA coated particles.
  • 19% of our tenure-track faculty are women, one of the highest percentages of any research physics department in the U.S.

Many alumni have sent us news and we would love to hear from more of you. We have posted profiles of four recent alumni.

Enjoy the blog, consider writing an article for us, and keep in touch.

Warmest regards,

Jane Kondev
HHMI Professor
Professor and Chair, Physics Department

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