Department of Physics News 


Student Spotlight with Alexandra DeCesare

Alexandra is pursuing a B.S. in Physics and has joined the Quantum Optics Lab with Professor Warner Miller, Ph.D. While also working alongside Associate Professor, Elan Barenholtz, Ph.D., in the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Lab. Learn More.




Congratulations to FAU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Congratulations to FAU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS), who were recognized as a 2019 Distinguished SPS Chapter. The Society of Physics Students’ National Office recognized the FAU chapter’s dedication and commitment to the SPS mission, support of fellow students, student involvement initiatives, and cultivation of a strong SPS community at the University. Learn More.



 pd13th Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

Department of Physics Chair and Professor, Luc Wille, hosted, discussing common physics principles demonstrated through the various different drops to a number of school groups in attendance. Following the pumpkin-smashing, everyone enjoyed physics-related carnival games, face painting, dunk tank, and nitrogen ice cream.  Check out the photo album here!




meet1 Meet Medical Physics Alumna Marjan Shojaei

Proton therapy may sound like a medical procedure of the future that will become available when there are flying cars, however, you might be surprised to find that it is offered at select locations across the United States, including right here in South Florida. 

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Meet Sarah Price Professional Science Master of Medical Physics Alumna

Spring 2019 graduate of the Professional Science Master of Medical Physics (PSMMP) program, Sarah Price, will soon begin a clinical-focused residency as a medical physicist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The residency involves eight rotations, which includes Sarah getting hands-on and practical training, such as: providing patients radiation education, developing treatment plans, and providing quality assurance for patient treatments, among other duties. Read more.





Second Annual FAU Research Showcase 2019

The second annual FAU Research Showcase, hosted by the FAU Division of Research, celebrated a wide range of research and scholarly activities by both faculty and students. Read more.





 warnerWarner Miller to Serve on Specialized Agency of the United Nations

Dr. Miller was appointed as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) focused on information and communication technologies. Read more.