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City University of New York. City College. Physics Department

Photo

Dates

1961 – present

Authorized Form of Name

City University of New York. City College. Physics Department

Additional Forms of Names

City University of New York. City College. Physics Dept.

Institutional History

Abstract

Renamed in 1961 when it became part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. In 1969 the College was poised to begin construction on its long needed science building and soon would welcome Robert E. Marshak, a physicist of international reputation as its president (1970-1979). The university continues to reflect a tradition of scientific excellence with faculty members of the National Academies of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, fellows of the American Physical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The department sponsors research in biophysics, high-energy physics, condensed matter and soft-condensed matter physics, ultrafast spectroscopy and photonics among others.

Important Dates

1961Department was renamed when the university became part of the newly established City University of New York (CUNY), New York (N.Y.).

1964 – presentMyriam Sarachik has been on faculty.

1971 – 2002Melvin Lax was on faculty.

1973 – 1978Harry Swinney was on faculty.

1974 – 2010Herman Cummins was on faculty.

Places

Headquarters

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Citations

From the City University of New York Physics Department homepage.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Bialek, William S.

Visiting Presidential Professor of Physics.

Cummins, Herman Z., 1933-

Distinguished Professor of Physics and Distinguished Professor of Physics, Emeritus.

Lax, Melvin J.

Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Distinguished Professor of Physics; and Executive Officer, PhD Program in Physics.

Swinney, H. L., 1939-

Associate Professor and Professor of Physics.

PhD Students

Meyerson, B.

Received MS (1977) and PhD in Solid-State Physics (1980).

Associates & Members

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Received BS in 1963.

Finkelstein, David Ritz, 1929-

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

City University of New York. City College

College of the City of New York (1926-1961). City College. Physics Department

Changed names in 1961 when the City University of New York was formally established.

Associates

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Participated in the study of multi-institutional collaborations.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Department of Physics personnel files and curriculum vitae, 1939-1969.

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

Department of Physics records, 1898-1998 (bulk 1960-1985).

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

Department of Physics records, 1913-1969.

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

Subject

Division of Science Office of the Dean records, 1970-1977.

Archives and Special Collections

City College of the City University of New York

North Academic Center, New York, NY 10031, USA

Oral history interview with David Finkelstein, 2013 February 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Fred P. Burns, 1987 March 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: BNL-E-654: Search for Charmed Particles During Test Phase, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Paul Yergin response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert Marshak papers, 1947-1992.

Carol M. Newman Library. Special Collections Department

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

P. O. Box 90001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001, USA

Published Resources

Author

CCNY Physics Symposium in celebration of Melvin Lax's sixtieth birthday / edited by H. Falk.

Five decades of weak interactions / edited by N. P. Chang.