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.








New Classes - Spring 2015

PHYS 171 - Biophysics

PHYS 171 is a five unit course covering the following topics:   Diffusion and dissipation in cells; friction and inertia in biological systems; entropic and chemical forces; macromolecules; molecular machines; ion pumps; and nerve impulses. Prerequisite: PHYS 33.

Lectures will be held TR 10:20 am to 12 pm.

PHYS 192 - Physics and Society

PHYS 192 is a one-unit pass/fail course associated with the Physics Colloquium.  Successful completion of PHYS 192 and PHYS 103 satisfies the University STS Core requirement.  Prerequisite: PHYS 34.  

Colloquia will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m.

Student Research Spotlight: Superconducting Sensor Arrays

Senior Max Silva-Feaver works in the lab of Professor Betty Young

Catching Up with Alumni: Charles Hall, Physics '12

Charles Hall '12 currently works on unmanned solar powered aircraft for Titan Aerospace Project at Google.

Catching Up with Alumni: Will Boenig, Engineering Physics '04

Will Boenig, '04 earned his MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford and currently works in Denver

Father Carl Hayn, S.J. (1916—2014)

Our beloved colleague, Fr. Carl Hayn, S.J., died October 21, 2014 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos at the age of 98. He had been the oldest living member of the California Province of the Society of Jesus.

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