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

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.