Past Events

Friday, May 25, 2018 (All day)
Physics 128
This is an internaltional workshop marking the 60th birthday of Harold U. Baranger. We start at 8:30am in Physics 128. The full program is available at Speakers: Inanc Adagideli (Sabanci University, Turkey), Igor Aleiner (Columbia University, USA), Harold Baranger (Duke... Read More »
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Alvaro Chavarria (University of Washington)
"Solid-state imaging detectors for low-energy particle physics" - Millimeter-thick charge-coupled devices (CCDs) are outstanding particle detectors. Although initially developed for near-infrared astronomy, the low pixel noise also makes them the most sensitive detectors to signals from ionizing... Read More »
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Clemens Burda (Case Western University)
"Designing and Studying Perovskite Materials for a Renewable Energy Future" - Over the past decade research in the group of Prof. Burda has focused on the idea to design nanostructured materials with targeted opto-electronic properties. The overarching criterion is that nanoscale materials and... Read More »
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: A. Aprahamian (University of Notre Dame)
"Origin of the heavy elements: are neutron star mergers the answer?" - The US science academies report on ``Connecting Quarks to the Cosmos'' identified eleven of the most challenging open questions for all of physics in the 21st century. One of these eleven questions included the identification of... Read More »
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Oleg L. Berman (City University of New York)
This talk reviews the theoretical studies of the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) and superfluidity of indirect excitons and microcavity polaritons in quasi-two-dimensional (quasi-2D) van der Waals nanomaterials such as graphene, phosphorene, and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC)... Read More »
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:40pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Art Champagne (UNC and TUNL)
"Abundance Anomalies in Globular Clusters - Does the Fault Lie in the Stars?" - Globular clusters are the oldest structures to form in the galaxy and thus their ages provide a wealth of information about the evolution of the Milky Way. These ages assume that we understand stellar evolution and the... Read More »
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Raleigh, NC
Speaker: Ben Bakker (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
The alpha particle having spin and isospin 0 is the simplest target to study Compton form factors. Despite the fact that it has only a single electromagnetic form factor, the Compton amplitudes depend on three independent Lorentz invariants. The structure of the scattering amplitudes will be... Read More »
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Hannes Pichler (Harvard University)
We propose and analyze a deterministic protocol to generate two-dimensionally entangled photonic states using a single quantum emitter coupled to a 1D waveguide. I will show that delayed quantum feedback dramatically expands the class of achievable quantum states in such settings and in particular... Read More »
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Join Duke physics department members for stargazing through our 10" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes at the Duke Teaching Observatory. We will point the telescopes at interesting objects in the sky and discuss what we know about the objects we observe, and how we know it. All welcome. More details... Read More »
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Chun Ning Lau (Ohio State University)
Low-dimensional materials constitute an exciting and unusually tunable platform for investigation of electronic interactions. Here I will present our results on integer and fractional quantum Hall states of high quality few-layer phosphorene devices, the unprecedented current carrying capacity of... Read More »