Physics

Program Overview

Program Overview

The Physics Program at Bard College is dedicated to helping students at all levels gain a better understanding of the universe and how it works.

As in all Bard programs, classes are small, with 20-30 students in the introductory classes, 10-15 in intermediate classes, and 1-5 in advanced classes and tutorials. This allows a high level of student-teacher interaction, as each faculty member handles all aspects of the course themselves: lectures, laboratories, discussion sections, and grading. That way, we are well attuned to the strengths and the needs of each of our students. Classes are never solely lectures, as student questions and comments lead to clarification or elaboration, or take the discussion in unexpected directions. Outside of class, faculty spend a great deal of time with individuals or small groups of students, discussing homework problems, laboratory work, or extensions beyond what was covered in class. more>

Announcements

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics Position


Bard College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in physics in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing beginning in the Fall semester of 2015. A successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach throughout the physics curriculum, including laboratory courses, advanced courses, non-majors courses, and courses of their own design. While not a requirement of the position, applicants would have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members in the Division and the College in research and curricular development as well as with students working on independent research projects. Candidates must hold a PhD in physics or related fields by the time of the appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) through Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/29051. Review of applications will being on March 22nd and will continue until the position is filled. For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Paul Cadden-Zimansky at: paulcz@bard.edu

How Black Holes Can Turn into White Holes

How Black Holes Can Turn into White Holes


Recent work
by Assistant Professor Hal Haggard and his collaborator Carlo Rovelli on how black holes can explosively transform into white holes is the focus of an article in Nature News.