Lizxandra Flores-Rivera presents her Master's thesis, May 2018.
Protoplanetary disk graduate research team (from left) Héctor Delgado, Dr. Luca Ricci, Carey Weisberg, and Michael Shah, February 2018.
Cal State LA PAC alumna Arianna Brown presents her Path to the PhD at Cal State LA's March 2018 Research Symposium.
Students perform experiments in the Quantum Optics Lab, September 2017.
Celestron telescope on the roof of Wing B of the Annenberg Science Complex. Astronomy students love using these!
Photo by Physics Master's student Morgan Shaner taken on her iPhone through the eyepiece of one of our Celestron telescopes!
A Geometric Anti-Spring Suspension System used by the LIGO research team led by Dr. Riccardo DeSalvo. Painted to look like a TARDIS from Dr. Who!
Essential resources for Dr. Riccardo DeSalvo's LIGO research team!
Physics undergraduate student Samavarti Gallardo presents his research on the Attacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) at Cal State LA's March 2018 Research Symposium.
Physics Master's student Andranik Mkrtchyan presents his research on protostars at Cal State LA's March 2018 Research Symposium.
Physics Master's student John DeVries presents his research on protostars at Cal State LA's March 2018 Research Symposium.
Undergraduate physics major Samavarti Gallardo helps students with their telescopes at the campus eclipse viewing party, August 2017.
Undergraduate engineering student Dea Flores snaps a photo of the solar eclipse through the eyepiece of a telescope, August 2017.
Physics Equipment Technician Lamar Glover mans the eclipse viewing table at the Cal State LA eclipse viewing party, complete with Sunspotter and Milky Way minis, August 2017.
Physics Professor Radi Jishi enjoys the eclipse on campus, August 2017.
View of the eclipse through the Sunspotter, August 2017.
Physics Equipment Technician Lamar Glover shows a student how to view the eclipse indirectly, August 2017.
Physics Equipment Technician Lamar Glover and Physics Master's student Liz Flores enjoying the Cal State LA campus eclipse viewing party, August 2017.
Cal State LA students explore items at one of the eclipse viewing stations, August 2017.
Physics Lecturer Herwick Mok helps Cal State LA students position their telescopes during the campus eclipse viewing party, August 2017.
(From left) Senior Resident Scientist Riccardo DeSalvo, undergraduate engineering student Dea Flores, and other students check out the solar eclipse during the campus viewing party, August 2017.
Physics Professors Paul Nerenberg, Riccardo DeSalvo, Konrad Aniol, and Smbat Avetyan in full regalia at graduation, May 2018.
Cal State LA alumnus and physics Professor Oscar Bernal stands proudly with new physics Master's-holders Morgan Shaner and Ronald Melendrez, who are both headed to Florida State University to pursue their PhDs! (May 2018)
New physics Bachelor's degree-holders (from left) Jessica Romero, Samavarti Gallardo, and Tracey Ting Ng at the graduation ceremony, May 2018.
New physics graduates Lucas Velasquez (B.S.), Morgan Shaner (M.S.), Ronald Melendrez (M.S.), and Tracey Ting Ng (B.S.) stand happily with physics Professors Riccardo DeSalvo and Harry Themann (also a Cal State LA alumnus) on graduation day, May 2018.
New physics Master's graduate Liz Flores with her thesis advisor Dr. Susan Terebey on graduation day. Liz is headed to the Max Planck Institute in Germany to pursue her PhD in astrophysics! (May 2018)
Physics Professor Ed Rezayi (left) stands with graduates Morgan Shaner (M.S. physics), undergraduate engineering student Dea Flores, Ronald Melendrez (M.S. physics), and physics Professor Radi Jishi on graduation day, May 2018.
Recent graduate Lizxandra Flores-Rivera (M.S.) and undergraduate Elizabeth Metzler-Winslow presented posters at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Denver, June 2018.
Master's student John DeVries presented his poster at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Denver, June 2018.
Physics Master's student Bo Truong presents her research on oxygen-isotope effects in epitaxial thin films at the APS conference, March 2018.
Physics Master's student Ronald Melendrez presents his research on quantum mechanics at the APS conference, March 2018.
Physics Master's student Silverio Delgado mans his poster at the APS conference, March 2018. The title of his poster is "Intrinsic Magnetic Effects in LaO0.5F0.5BiS2 from Magnetic Susceptibility and NMR Measurements."
Cal State LA students show off their Dodgers hats in Golden Eagle colors on Cal State LA Night at Dodgers Stadium, August 3, 2018.
Dr. Thomas Mallouk (left), Penn State Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Physics, and Engineering Science, and Mechanics, and Michael Shah do materials science research wearing cool shades, Summer 2018.
Cal State LA students (from left) John DeVries, Liz Flores-Rivera, Carey Weisberg, Jayden Butler, Elizabeth Metzler-Winslow, and Matthew Vogel were selected for a 10-week internship at the Jet Propulsion Lab in La Cañada Flintridge, CA, Summer 2018.
The PAC attends the 626 Night Market in Santa Anita Park, August 2018.
The Physics & Astronomy Club (PAC) New Student Welcome Party, September 2018.
Physics Master's student Arabi Seshappan presents her research on thermochecmical water splitting at our weekly research colloquium, September 21, 2018.
At the Halloween Movie Night party, physics Master's students Hope Hamamoto, Carey Weisberg, and Jayden Butler pose as an array of radio antennas, much like the Attacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile, October 31, 2018.
One of many PAC planning meetings, October 25, 2018.
An interested student generates his own electricity on Physics Awareness Day, November 15, 2018.
Students visit our table to learn more about physics and our club on Physics Awareness Day, November 15, 2018.
New Master's holder Silverio Delgado (second from left) with his thesis committee: Professors Bernal (left), Taylor (second from right), and Zhao (right), December 2018.
Master's students Brandon Hilliard, Jayden Butler, John DeVries, Carey Weisberg, and undergraduate Roberto Tejada presented their astrophysics research at Cal State LA's 27th Annual RSCA Symposium, February 2019.
Bhavna Nayak, Mary Becker, Professor Harry Themann, Eric Robinson, John Tamkin, and Professor Marina Mondin presented their LIGO research at Cal State LA's 27th Annual RSCA Symposium, February 2019.
A great group gathered for the 1st Excited State Party to celebrate the spring semester, February 2019.
Hope Hamamoto selling pies for the Pi Day Fundraiser, March 12, 2019.
The biophysics research group led by Dr. Paul Nerenberg: Cindy Garcia, Nia Huggins, Mai, Frederick Wade, Alex Zhou, and Dr. Nerenberg, March 2019. (Not pictured: Gabe Lucero and Vinh Ngo.)
Master's students Hope Hamamoto and Carey Weisberg show off the PAC's new banner with artwork by alumnus Seth Linker, February 2019.
Good times on the camping trip (and stargazing party) at Joshua Tree National Park, March 2019. Pictured are Bhavna Nayak (foreground), Eric Robinson, Bono Miranda, and Brandon Hilliard.
Master's student Jayden Butler explains the nodes and antinodes of standing waves of sand on a vibrating metal plate at the outreach event for students from Bradoaks Elementary School, March 2019.
Bradoaks Elementary School students explore demonstrations like Newton's cradle and the celestial sphere at the outreach event led by Master's students, March 2019.
Master's student John DeVries explains magnetism to Pacoima Middle School students at the outreach event in the Physics Exploratorium, March 20, 2019.
At an outreach event Master's student Bhavna Nayak explains to Pacoima Middle School students the nodes and antinodes of sand vibrating at its resonant frequency, March 20, 2019.
Some of the astronomy-themed candy that was given out as prizes during the Women in Science trivia event in the library, March 26, 2019.
Master's students Arabi Seshappan and Jayden Butler having fun and the Women in Science trivia event at the library, March 26, 2019.
PAC President Carey Weisberg was "specially recognized" for her leadership of the club at the Graduate Student & Faculty Mentor Recognition Reception, April 16, 2019.
Dr. Mohammad Pourhomayoun and physics Master's students Eric Robinson, Bhavna Nayak, and Brandon Hilliard enjoy the Physics Alumni Banquet, April 16, 2019.
Physics Master's students enjoy the 4th Annual Physics Alumni Banquet, April 16, 2019.
Cal State LA Physics alumni enjoy the 4th Annual Physics Alumni Banquet along with Professor Zhao (3rd from left), April 16, 2019.
NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Fellows presented their findings at the April 2019 Symposium. From left: John DeVries, Brandon Hilliard, Jayden Butler, Carey Weisberg, Alex Zhou, and Elizabeth Metzler-Winslow.
Rising 5th-year Elizabeth Metzler-Winslow presents her research on interplanetary dust grains at the 2019 NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium.
Physics Master's student Brandon Hilliard presents his research on protoplanetary disks at the 2019 NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium.
Physics Master's student Jayden Butler presents his research on the physics & chemistry of star-forming regions at the 2019 NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium.
Senior physics major Alex Zhou presents his research on electrostatic models at the 2019 NASA DIRECT-STEM Research Symposium.
Master's student Héctor Delgado speaks about science policy and advocacy at the Physics Journal Club, April 24, 2019.
The 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 PAC officers, April 23, 2019.
The 2019-2020 PAC officers: Jayden Butler, Samavarti Gallardo, Bhavna Nayak, Luis Valencia, and Rob Tejada, April 23, 2019.
Field trip to the Natural History Museum! April 27, 2019
Master's student John DeVries defends his Master's thesis on radiative transfer, April 29, 2019.
Physics Master's student Carey Weisberg (second from right) with her thesis committee (left to right): Dr. Luca Ricci, Dr. Susan Terebey, and Dr. Armik Khachatourian, May 7, 2019.
Proper snacks for an astronomy thesis defense :) May 2019.
Physics Master's student Héctor Delgado defends his thesis on nitrogen stability in exoplanets, May 2, 2019.