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September 2020

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Add/Drop period extended: The university has extended the Add/Drop period through Monday, September 14, 2020 to allow  additional time for students to make informed decisions on Fall course schedules while under COVID-19 constraints.

Health and Safety reminders: We are excited to welcome seniors and others who have received invitations to return to research labs this semester. Note that the university is still operating under a maximum of 25% capacity for research. Returning students are encouraged to review the following resources for health and safety guidelines:
Remember that each of us has a responsibility to help protect the safety and health of the entire community. 

Weekly Department Tea: Though we aren't able to gather in the Reiss 5th Floor Lobby, the weekly department tea continues virtually. Drop in on Wednesday afternoons between 3:30-4:30pm to catch up with students, staff and faculty. Bring your own tea.
 

Student Organizations: Student-led groups within the physics department are planning a variety of activities for the fall semester.
  • GU Women in Physics: GUWiP is dedicated to promoting gender inclusivity in physics. To receive information about events, use this google form to sign-up to be a member or ally: https://forms.gle/81CQ56znP2pN5qKZA.
    • Contact: Eleni Hughes (eph44).
       
  • Society of Physics Students: SPS is a professional society for undergraduate students interested in physics. The GU chapter hosts social events, outreach activities, professional development workshops, and more.
    • Contact: Pia Bhatia (pb919), Madison Ascione (mla103).
       
  • Physicists Against Racism: PAR hosts group discussions about racism in society, in academia, and in STEM.
    • Contact: Davonne Henry (dh1006), Francis Antonyraj (fna15).
Many physics students are also active members of the GU Astronomical Society, which aims to provide the Georgetown community with opportunities to learn about the greater universe. Contact: astronomicalsociety@georgetown.edu.
RECENT NEWS
Professor Kai Liu Heads Study that Discovers a New Key to Unlocking Winding Spins: Nanoscale magnets are widely used for information storage and increasingly find more applications in nanoelectronics because they are very efficient information carriers that do not require constant power feed. Energy consumption in such nanomagnets can be substantially lowered if their spins are arranged in certain winding configurations known as chiral spin textures. An international team led by Prof. Kai Liu has now discovered a new key that unlocks restricted access to such winding spins. More Info...
SEPTEMBER COLLOQUIA
September 29: Prof. Chandralekha Singh (University of Pittsburgh) - Facilitating thinking and learning in and beyond the physics classrooms. More Info...
Important Dates 
 
September 14: Extended Add/Drop Deadline

September 15:  Annual Reports Due for Graduate Students
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