Physics Newsletter

Physics Newsletter

We are traveling again! Last March we headed to Chicago for the APS March Meeting. In October a contingent of Adelphi physics students and staff members attended the Society of Physics Students’ 2022 Physics Congress.

Junior Zahin Ritee’s poster (co-authors: Mateo Murillo ’22 and Professor Sean Bentley) was selected as an Outstanding Poster. This was an excellent opportunity for physics students from all around the country to come together, meet and learn from each other.

Also in October, Professor Kevin Liang’s research team attended the 2022 Optica Laser Congress and Exhibition. His research team is off to an amazing start. Matthew Gootman’s article on Liang’s research efforts.

In June, Professor Sean Bentley attended the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting. During the meeting, he was presented with the 2022 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching.

In addition, Professor Matthew Wright worked with Elga Ochoa- Madrid and Lani Chau to conduct a study that used interactive video vignettes to teach the topic of torque in a unique way. Their research is featured in the October 2022 edition of The Physics Teacher.

In other departmental news, this May, during our annual Sigma Pi Sigma induction event, we celebrated the long, caring career of Linda Rezak. After a wonderful career at Adelphi, Rezak retired this past July. Thank you for all the care you have given to all of us over the years.

New to the department this year, we welcome Brianna Sherry (administrative assistant), Katie Gifford (lab coordinator), Professor Eric Johnson (part-time faculty), Professor Tim Coluccio (part-time faculty) and Professor Carissa Giuliano (part-time faculty).

You can keep track of many of the day-to-day department happenings by checking out my personal blog. Please reach out to us at The faculty in the department love chatting with you all!

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