News for Physics   Current...  ViewAll  Archive  RSS

Conferences and Meetings:
  • Dynamic Days Conference Hosted by Duke
    Jimmy Dorff, for faculty, 2011/01/21 15:18:08

    Duke hosted the 30th Annual Dynamic Days conference January 5th – 8th, 2011. This annual conference covers a variety of topics within nonlinear dynamics. [more]

Departmental:
  • Prof. Gauthier named Topical Editor of the Optical Society of America's Optics Letters
    Steffen A. Bass, for faculty, 2008/12/24 21:13:49

    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.

    Featured Member: Daniel J. Gauthier of Physics

  • Prof. Socolar joins Editorial Board of Physical Review E
    Steffen A. Bass, for faculty, 2008/12/24 21:11:17

    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.

    Featured Member: Joshua E. S. Socolar of Physics

  • Prof. Bass joins Editorial Board of Journal of Physics G
    Steffen A. Bass, for faculty, 2008/12/24 21:09:10

    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.

    Featured Member: Steffen A. Bass of Physics

  • Prof. Kate Scholberg named the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Associate Professor of Physics
    Steffen A. Bass, for faculty, 2008/12/24 21:06:17

    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.

    Featured Member: Kate Scholberg of Physics

Events:
Social:
  • Congratulations Maxine
    Barry J. Wilson, for staff, 2008/05/27 16:34:17

    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]

Spotlights:
  • Duke Physicsts welcome LHC first beam
    Jimmy Dorff, 2008/09/10 08:20:55

    The Duke HEP ATLAS group is working with the Large Hadron Collider which acheived "first beam" Sept. 10, 2008.

Announcements and Notices:
Athletic:
  • Duke physics major battles for Olympic spot
    Barry J. Wilson, for faculty, 2008/06/06 15:01:24

    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

News:
Post Graduate Awards:
  • Willie Ong is 2008-2009 Creason Award recipient
    Jimmy Dorff, 2009/06/30 13:25:21

    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.

  • Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal named Fellow of the American Physical Society
    Steffen A. Bass, for faculty, 2008/12/24 21:01:46

    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]

    Featured Member: Ashutosh V Kotwal of Physics

Education & Outreach:
Faculty in the News:
  • Prof. Bass wins NSF CDI Award
    Jimmy Dorff, 2009/07/24 11:16:13

    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.

  • Melting Space-Time
    Jimmy Dorff, 2009/07/23 21:39:03

    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.

  • Prof. John Thomas research featured
    Randall S Best, 2009/12/21 12:55:29

    John Thomas' work with the physics of ultracold temperatures is featured in Duke Research

  • Coaxing Order From Chaos
    Barry J. Wilson, for faculty, 2009/09/25 10:48:25

    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

Funding:
  • Profs. Mueller and Bass awarded Topical Collaboration Grant
    Jimmy Dorff, for faculty, 2010/01/12 15:07:53

    Profs. Mueller and Bass awarded Department Of Energy (DOE) funding for a Topical Collaboration on "Jet and Electromagnetic Tomography in Heavy-Ion Collisions." [more]

  • Goshaw Family endows graduate fellowship in physics research
    Steffen A. Bass, for faculty, 2009/01/29 21:07:43

    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]

    Featured Member: Alfred T. Goshaw of Physics

Others:
  • Search for Endowed Chair in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
    Jimmy Dorff, for faculty, 2008/03/28 12:02:04

    The Duke University Physics Department is searching to fill an Endowed Chair in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

  • Nominations for Mary Creason Memorial Award
    Jimmy Dorff, for faculty, 2008/03/24 22:55:42

    Call for nominations for the Spring 2008 Mary Creason Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching. [more]

    Keywords: Mary Creason, Award, Undergraduate, Teaching

  • Faculty members named Fellows of American Physical Society
    Jimmy Dorff, for faculty, 2007/12/17 16:45:37

    Prof. Haiyan Gao and Prof. Harold Baranger have been elected as Fellows in the APS in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Physics.

  • Gauthier research featured in Nature News
    Jimmy Dorff, 2007/12/17 23:53:05

    Prof. Gauthier's research is featured in Nature News, "Storing light with sound"

  • Ashutosh Kotwal elected to Fermilab Users Executive Committee
    Jimmy Dorff, for faculty, 2007/12/03 17:23:25

    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.

  • Alumna Colleen Fitzpatrick named SPIE fellow
    Jimmy Dorff, 2007/12/03 17:23:05

    Colleen M. Fitzpatrick Ph.D. '83 was named an International Society for Optical Engineering Fellow.

  • Duke scientists' work featured on cover of Physical Review Letters
    Jimmy Dorff, for faculty, 2007/10/13 00:07:07

    Professors San-Huang Ke, Harold Baranger and Weitao Yang's research is featured on the cover of the Oct 5 issue of Physical Review Letters.

  • Berndt Mueller wins the Jesse W. Beams Award
    Adrienne A Moore, for faculty, 2007/10/12 14:40:18

    Prof. Mueller has been chosen by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) for the 2007 Jesse W. Beams Award. [more]

    Keywords: Mueller, Award, American Physical Society

  • Super-K Online
    Jimmy Dorff, 2007/10/12 11:16:09

    Super-K is back online as Super-K III, with fully replenished PMTs, as of summer 2006! See the updated photo album. [more]