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Graduation Celebration 2016

The faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy is joining with the students receiving degrees in 2016 and their families to honor their achievements and celebrate their graduation.

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The celebration will begin with an informal social gathering with light hors d'oeuvres which will be held in the space between the department and the Physics Lecture Hall (PLH) if the weather is good and in the PLH lobby if it is not. We will then move to the PLH for brief (5-10 minute) presentations by department chair Bob Bartynski and alumnus Professor Tim Koeth (Director, UMD Nuclear Reactor and Radiation Facilities -- he led the building of the Rutgers Cyclotron as an undergrad), which will be followed by an individual recognition of every graduating/graduated major. We will conclude with a group picture.


We plan to document this event by taking and publishing photos. Photographs taken at the Senior Celebration may be used on our department website and Facebook pages as well as other Rutgers websites and social media.

We hope to set up a site where everyone can share pictures from the celebration. Details will be forthcoming.

2016 Department and Other Prize Winners

We congratulate the 2016 winners of the department prizes to outstanding seniors.

Congratulations also to

  • Bharath Kannan
who was named a Henry Rutgers Scholar by the School of Arts and Sciences for his outstanding senior honors thesis and to
  • Aditya Parikh
who held a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship during the 2015-16 academic year.

Finally, congratulations to the winner of the

for the best Ph.D. thesis in the last year.


We have arranged for visitor parking in lots 53A (across Frelinghuysen Road from the Hill Center) and 64 (behind the Werbelin Recreation Center). Note that visitors should NOT park in lot 53 (between Frelinghuysen Road and the department building), though feel free to drop off people with limited mobility there or along Frelinghuysen Road, if necessary.

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