Department News

October 2024

We're delighted that Distinguished Professor Eugene Chudnovsky has been awarded the 2024 Andrei Sakharov Prize by the American Physical Society.

The Sakharov Prize recognizes “outstanding leadership and achievements of scientists in upholding human rights.” It’s one of the APS’s top awards, and it’s a fitting recognition of Eugene’s tireless efforts and achievements in advancing the human rights of scientists around the globe. Congratulations, Eugene!

News Archive

Percy Martinez Congratulations and best wishes to our 2023 graduates Wander Herra, Percy Martinez and Priya Syrina-Hinton! Here's Percy in front of Gillet Hall.

Priya Syrina-Hinton! Congratulations to Neena Noble, winner of the 2023 Mukerji award! Her award was presented by Matt O'Dowd at the department's spring reception.

NeenaNobleCUWiP Congratulations to physics majors Neena Noble and Angela Thomas for presenting their research at the 2023 Cornell Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. The Cornell conference, part of a nation-wide network of CUWiP conferences, is a great opportunity for female undergraduates to network and participate in a major conference. Angela's poster won second place in the astrophysics category!

Angela Thomas CUWiP

2022 Graduates  Congratulations and best wishes to our 2022 graduates Mike Fahey, Matthew Giaccio, Shawn Santana, Lilly Fernandez, Rosario Cecilio-Flores and Jeremiah Lee!

Solar Recent eclipse photos, taken by Anton Kyrylenko. Anton graduated from Lehman in 2021 and is now a student in the CUNY physics PhD program. First photo: partial solar eclipse seen from Jones Beach, NY on June 10, 2021. Second photo: total lunar eclipse seen from Van Cortlandt Park, NY on May 15, 2022.


Congratulations to Prof. Dimitra Karabali on being named a Lehman Professor of Excellence! The award recognizes Prof. Karabali's exceptional accomplishments in scholarship, teaching, and service and her commitment to the mission and values of Lehman College. Read about the award on the Lehman news feed.

Could life exist inside stars? Research by Prof. Luis Anchordoqui and Distinguished Prof. Eugene Chudnovsky suggests that it could. The findings have been described by Prof. Matt O'Dowd on PBS SpaceTime.

Prof. Luis Anchordoqui gave a presentation at the American Physical Society annual meeting: New insights on the cosmic ray origin from Auger phase-1 grand finale. The talk can be viewed here.