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

Tenure-Track Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Physics


Bard College invites applications for a tenure-track position in experimental physics at the rank of assistant professor to begin fall 2017.  Preference will be given to applicants specializing in the subfield of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, but qualified applicants from all subfields will be considered.  The 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, and will be expected to develop a research program that can involve undergraduate students for which start-up funds and newly-renovated lab space in our Reem-Kayden Science Center are available.  Members of the Physics Program work closely with faculty members in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing and the wider College in research and curricular development.Bard College invites applications for a tenure-track position in experimental physics at the rank of assistant professor to begin fall 2017.  Preference will be given to applicants specializing in the subfield of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, but qualified applicants from all subfields will be considered.  The 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, and will be expected to develop a research program that can involve undergraduate students for which start-up funds and newly-renovated lab space in our Reem-Kayden Science Center are available.  Members of the Physics Program work closely with faculty members in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing and the wider College in research and curricular development.
 
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or related field; postdoctoral experience is preferred.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) through Interfolio.com at:  http://apply.interfolio.com/36833

Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Cadden-Zimansky at paulcz@bard.edu.
 
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who intend to contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.
 
Physics Professor Matthew Deady Wins Teaching Award

Physics Professor Matthew Deady Wins Teaching Award

Physics Professor Matthew Deady has been named the first recipient of the Michèle Dominy Award for Teaching Excellence.  This annual award honors outstanding teachers who exemplify Bard College’s commitment to distinction in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education. It recognizes demonstrated intellectually rigorous and challenging teaching, creativity in course design and the application of innovative teaching concepts and methods, and energetic engagement within and outside of the classroom.

Black Holes & White Holes on Public Radio

Black Holes & White Holes on Public Radio


Prof. Hal Haggard talks about his research into how black holes might die on Public Radio's Academic Minute.