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]