We are the Graduate Physics Organization for Research, Culture, and Education (G-PHORCE) at NYU. We exist to improve the graduate experience of our membership, which is comprised of all NYU physics graduate students at the NYC campus.

Founded in Fall 2019, G-PHORCE works to: facilitate communication between the membership and the physics department, represent its members to the department and the graduate school, improve department culture, ensure the department is an equitable environment that is inclusive and accessible to all, and host events to these ends.

If you would like to know more about our organization, the physics graduate program, or bring anything to our attention, please reach out to us! In particular, if you are interested in applying to NYU, get in touch and we will be happy to discuss graduate life in the physics department and answer any questions.

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Charter for G-PHORCE

Downloadable version (.pdf file) can be found here.

Who we are

The G-PHORCE executive board is comprised of eight members whose roles are laid out in The Charter. Additionally, the executive board may form Committees and appoint their Chairs. Executive board elections are held early each spring semester. Generally, the Center Representatives serve as the point people for communication with the membership, but feel free to reach out to any of us with any concerns or suggestions.

Name Position Email Address
Paul McNulty Co-Chair
Ankit Vyas Co-Chair
Austin McDowell Director of Operations
Mehdi Hatefipour Treasurer
Aditya Hardikar Center for Soft Matter Research (CSMR) representative
Matt Daunt Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics (CCPP) representative
TBA Center for Quantum Phenomena (CQP) representative TBA
Iraj Eshghi Curriculum Review Committee Chair
Rui Wu Chair of the International Student Affairs Committee (ISAC)
Javier Robledo Moreno Equity and Inclusion (E&I) Committee graduate student representative
Matt Drnevich E&I Committee graduate student representative
Zubair Bhatti E&I Committee graduate student representative
Akihiro Yamaguchi Web Master
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National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)

The mission of the NSBP is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.

At NYU, we are making an effort to create a student chapter of NSBP. This is open to all interested members of our community, including non-Black allies and alumni (sign-up form with NYU login).

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