Welcome to the Physics Department
The physics department is a medium-sized department with 30 regular, research, and adjunct faculty members and approximately 35 graduate students. Programs of study lead to M.S. and Ph.D degrees in both pure and applied physics. The Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences (IACS) also operates through the CUA Physics Department.
In the Spotlight
Since she began here in the CUA Physics Department in 1985, the recently retired Gail Hershey has been a bright spot in our offices. In her thirty year career here at CUA, she has provided students, faculty, and staff alike with help and advice, as well as a warm and welcoming smile. As the assistant to the chair, she has long been the face of our department. She has two sons, Steve and Jim, both of whom attended CUA as undergraduates. Currently, she resides in Annapolis, Maryland. In her retirement she plans to spend more time with family and to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation! Thank you Gail, and congratulations on a wonderful career! We will all miss you!
In the News