Past Events

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Recent technological advances have made it possible to implement atomic-physics and quantum-optics experiments on a chip using artificial atoms. These artificial atoms can be made from either semiconductor quantum dots and, more often, from superconducting circuits. Superconducting circuits based... Read More »
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Duke Physics Colloquium ft. Nigel Lockyer of Fermilab. Talk title and abstract forthcoming. Coffee and cookies will be served before the event in Physics room 128.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Dr. Barish will give his Colloquium presentation on LIGO. Title and abstract forthcoming. Coffee and cookies will be served before the event in room 128.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
"Testing String Theory? Scale Invariance in Expanding Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases" Abstract forthcoming. Coffee and cookies will be served before the event in room 128.
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:30am
Physics 298
We propose a circuit-QED-based single-microwave-photon detector for dark matter axion searches. The strong coupling between a superconducting qubit and microwave photons makes it possible to detect the extremely weak axion signal with a high sensitivity. With realistic experimental parameters, the... Read More »
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
Physics 278
The search for supersymmetry (SUSY) is a long-standing important task in particle physics. One prime motivation for weak-scale SUSY is that it protects the Higgs vacuum expectation value without unnatural fine-tuning of the theory parameters. Light stops one of the key features of natural SUSY. In... Read More »
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
Physics 278
Dark Matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) is typically expected to induce nuclear recoils in a terrestrial detector target with an annually modulated rate due to the motion of the Earth around the Sun. Although such a modulation has been observed by the DAMA/LIBRA... Read More »
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:30pm
Gross Hall 107 - Ahmadieh Family Auditorium
Kate Scholberg and Chris Walter, Duke Physics professors, will tell the story of neutrinos, focusing discovery of oscillations of neutrinos from the atmosphere by Super-Kamiokande, a 50-kton water Cherenkov detector inside a mountain in Japan. Reception will follow
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Title and abstract forthcoming. Coffee and cookies will be served before the event in Physics room 130.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Join us at the Duke Teaching Observatory for the Statewide Star Party, the kickoff event of the 2016 North Carolina Science Festival. You will observe a variety of celestial objects including Jupiter and its moons, multiple star systems, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. In addition, we will... Read More »

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