Duke hosted the 30th Annual Dynamic Days conference January 5th – 8th, 2011. This annual conference covers a variety of topics within nonlinear dynamics. [more]
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN delivered long-awaited 7 TeV proton collisions at the end of March. The Duke ATLAS group played a key role in constructing one of the main detector components the Transition Radiation Tracker.
The T2K experiment detects its first neutrino at Super-K. The neutrino traveled 295 km across Japan from an accelerator north of Tokyo to the massive Super-K detector located beneath the Japanese Alps.
Xin Qian, a graduate student in Prof. Haiyan Gao’s Medium Energy Physics Group, is the winner of the 2010 Caltech Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics.
Duke Physics is hosting a workshop on Partonic Transverse Momentum in Hadrons: Quark Spin-Orbit Correlations and Quark-Gluon Interactions
Profs. Mueller and Bass awarded Department Of Energy (DOE) funding for a Topical Collaboration on "Jet and Electromagnetic Tomography in Heavy-Ion Collisions." [more]
Physics professor Dan Gauthier has experimented with chaotic systems as diverse as the fluctuations of laser beams and the electrical dynamics of the human heart in an effort to exploit their hidden order. [more] -- Duke Magazine
Prof. Steffen Bass awarded a Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation grant for Advanced Modeling and Data Analysis. This project will bring together scientists from Michigan State, Duke and UNC in Nuclear Physics, Cosmology, Astophysics, Athmospheric Sciences, Statistical Sciences and Computer Science to develop novel statistical analysis and advanced visualization techniques.
This article in Duke Research focuses on how Profs. Bass and Mueller's research on the hottest & densest matter created by mankind relates to Prof. John Thomas' work on ultra-cold atoms.
John Thomas' work with the physics of ultracold temperatures is featured in Duke Research
Willie Ong is the recipient of the Mary Creason Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching in Duke Physics in the 2008-2009 academic year. Willie will be a rising third-year graduate student working in Prof. John Thomas' group.
Nominations for the Mary Creason Memorial Award for undergraduate teaching are open. [more]
The family of Alfred T. Goshaw, James B. Duke Professor of Physics, contributed $250,000 to endow support for a graduate fellowship in physics research. The gift from the Goshaw Family Endowment Fund was made as part of Duke’s Financial Aid Initiative, a four-year effort to raise endowment funds to support undergraduate scholarships and graduate and professional school fellowships. The initiative raised $308.5 million, surpassing its $300 million goal. [more]
Prof. Daniel Gauthier was recently named a Topical Editor of the Optical Society of America's Optics Letters for a 3-year term. The journal publishes the latest research in optical science, including optical measurements, optical components and devices, atmospheric optics, biomedical optics, Fourier optics, integrated optics, optical processing, optoelectronics, lasers, nonlinear optics, optical storage and holography, optical coherence, polarization, quantum electronics, ultrafast optical phenomena, photonic crystals, and fiber optics.
Prof. Joshua Socolar was recently named to the Editorial Board of the American Physical Society's Physical Review E for a 3-year term starting January 1, 2009. The journal is interdisciplinary in scope, focuses on many-body phenomena, including recent developments in quantum and classical chaos and soft matter physics. It has sections on statistical physics, equilibrium and transport properties of fluids, liquid crystals, complex fluids, polymers, chaos, fluid dynamics, plasma physics, classical physics, and computational physics. In addition, the journal features sections on two rapidly growing areas: biological physics and granular materials.
Prof. Steffen Bass has accepted an invitation to serve on the Editorial Board of the Institute of Physics' Journal of Physics G. The journal covers theoretical and experimental topics in the physics of elementary particles and fields, intermediate-energy physics and nuclear physics. The particle astrophysics section includes all aspects of experimental and theoretical research into cosmic rays, nuclear and particle astrophysics, gamma ray astronomy, neutrino astrophysics and dark matter.
On December 8, Prof. Kate Scholberg was named the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Associate Professor of Physics, which includes membership in the Bass Society of Fellows. The Bass Chairs are awarded for excellence in teaching and research and it one of the highest honors bestowed on a Duke faculty member. She will hold the Bass Chair from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013.
On November 17, Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Election to Fellowship is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership and is recognition by peers of outstanding contribution to physics. The citation for his certificate reads: "For his precision measurements of the mass of the W boson at the Tevatron." [more]
Call for nominations for the Fall 2008 Mary Creason Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching.
Kristine Callan is the first recipient of the Mary Creason Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching.
Konrad Dudziak continued his quest to make the U.S. Olympic team this past weekend when he won the championship in freestyle at 211.5 pounds at the University World Team Trials. [more] [more] -- http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=1475622
On May 15th the Physic Community and others from across Duke got together at the Duke Gardens' Pavilion to celebrate Maxine Stern's contributions to Duke and the Physics Department. [more]
The Duke University Physics Department is searching to fill an Endowed Chair in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Call for nominations for the Spring 2008 Mary Creason Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching. [more]
Prof. Haiyan Gao and Prof. Harold Baranger have been elected as Fellows in the APS in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Physics.
Prof. Gauthier's research is featured in Nature News, "Storing light with sound"
Associate Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been elected to to serve on the Fermilab Users Executive Committee which represents the Fermilab user community to the lab management, DoE and the government, including Congress.
Colleen M. Fitzpatrick Ph.D. '83 was named an International Society for Optical Engineering Fellow.