Santa Clara University

Physics department
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Grace Chesmore (Physics, '17) and Kyle Bandaccari (Chemistry, '16) operate the atomic force microscope at the SCU Center for Nanostructures to study organic solar cells.









Wednesday, April 29, 5-6 pm Alumni Science 120

The Physics Startup
(How to get millions of dollars to play around in the lab!)

Dr. Steven Deiker

Kairos Aerospace

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Silicon Valley is immersed in startup culture. The news and gossip around these companies forms a constant background in the media. Most of the startups we hear about revolve around software, but the same business culture is routinely applied to form science-based companies.

The knowledge, skills and problem-solving techniques physicists use on a daily basis are directly applicable to startups of all sorts. By combining these two cultures, rapid progress can be made on important and fascinating problems. We will discuss this cultural overlap and the opportunities it produces.


In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to John Birmingham at 408-551-7185 and at least 72 hours prior to the event.


Winter 2015 Newsletter

Letter from the Chair, John Birmingham

It has been two full years since our previous edition of the newsletter, and, as you might expect, there have been many developments and transitions over that time. In latest newsletter, you can read about faculty research efforts, meet new members of our department, and hear about the achievements of some of our graduates.
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