Department of Physics
New York City College of Technology
City University of New York
The City Tech Center for Theoretical Physics is a subsidiary of the Physics Department of the New York City College of Technology. The Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP) is a unified research and teaching center focused on fundamental physics. The primary mission of the CTP is to foster and promote excellence in theoretical physics research with significant focus on mathematical physics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. The CTP also aims to educate graduate and undergraduate students in theoretical and computational physics and to communicate its activities to the general public through public lectures and other outreach activities.
The CTP activities involve seminars, workshops, colloquia and conferences, collaborative and individual research. The CTP provides a seminar series, supports collaborative research between members of the CTP and other academic institutions worldwide, and supports graduate and undergraduate students' research.
The seminars enable the dissemination and discussion of current research and provide an opportunity to discuss new joint projects with collaborators. The speakers include CUNY faculty, scholars visiting from leading scientific centers and academic institutions within the US and worldwide. The talks are accessible to graduate students from the CUNY Graduate Center as well as advanced City Tech students majoring in Applied Computational Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Sciences. Members of the CTP are encouraged to supervise student research at both the undergraduate and graduate level. They routinely participate in various programs supporting the research of minority undergraduate and graduate students.
The collaborative and individual research activities of CTP members range from string theory to LHC physics, to astrophysics at the highest energies and nuclei at the low energy scale, and also include nanophysics and interaction of light with matter.