Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

Note from the Chair:  
Welcome back to both our returning students and our new undergraduate and graduate students. I hope you all had enjoyable summers, and are as excited as we are to start another year.  We’ve had a busy and productive summer here at Georgetown Physics:  The renovation of Regents 113 to accommodate the research lab of our new faculty member, Prof Kai Liu (, is nearly complete, and his impressive array of materials fabrication and characterization equipment will be coming online soon.  A number of updates to the 5th floor of Reiss are underway, including the addition of a video monitor in the lobby to provide news and all kinds of exciting information! 

For more highlights from the summer, check out our Department News (  We look forward to seeing you at the Department Picnic Sept. 21st.

-Jeff Urbach
New Graduate Students Join the Physics Department: We would like to welcome 5 new Graduate students to the Physics Department! Three students are incoming first years, and two students have transferred from UC Davis and will be working with Prof. Kai Liu. More Info...
New Undergraduate Students Join the Physics Department: We would like to welcome 18 new Undergraduate students to the Physics Department! 

Prof. Freericks part of Department of Energy $30 million initiative on the frontiers of x-ray free-electron lasers: Prof. Freericks is the theory lead for a MIT led team that is funded to explore the newest frontiers of x-ray science in solids. Led by Keith Nelson, the six-member team includes scientists from MIT, Stanford, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Georgetown University. The effort is a 3-year $4.5 million dollar grant, with Georgetown receiving $625,000. More info...

Manuel Weber wins APS-IUSSTF Travel Award to India: Postdoctoral fellow Manuel Weber has won a 2018 APS-IUSSTF Travel Award for travel to India. More info...

Quantum Mechanics for Everyone is rated the number 9 best MOOC of all time by class central: Prof. Freericks' MOOC on edx, Quantum Mechanics for Everyone is a top ten MOOC of all time, as rated by the website class central. More Info...

Physics Colloquia 

September 18th: Dr. Jue Wang (Corning Advanced Optics) - Looking at industrial physics through optical windows. More Info..
Department Events 
Graduate Program Events 
September 7th: Last Day for ADD/Drop and Later Registration 
September 17th: Annual Reports Due 
Undergraduate Program Events 
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