Past Events

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Catherine Marcoux (Duke University)
Recent advances in techniques for synthesizing multivalent micron-sized particles have generated interest in the types of structures that can be formed through self-assembly. Simulations have shown that relatively simple building blocks can create complex structures, including crystals and... Read More »
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Daniel Akerib (Stanford University)
"Do WIMPs Rule? The LUX & LZ Experiments and the Search for Cosmic Dark Matter" Dark Matter remains a profound mystery at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. One of the leading candidates, the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle, or WIMP, may be detectable using... Read More »
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Speaker: Yuriy Bomze
Observe the solar system objects, binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulas through the university's five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. See website for directions.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 1:30pm
French Family Science Center Atrium
Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab is celebrating 50 years of research and education with a weekend program at Duke Nov. 6-8. More info at http://today.duke.edu/2015/10/tunl50preview
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Jack Harris (Yale University)
"Observing quantum effects in the motion of a millimeter-sized object" A major challenge in physics is to understand how the classical behavior of macroscopic objects emerges from laws that are fundamentally quantum mechanical. The field of optomechanics seeks to address this issue by studying... Read More »
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 3:30pm
Raleigh N.C.
Speaker: MacKenzie Warren (Univ. of Notre Dame)
The nature of dark matter and the explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae remain two of the biggest questions in astrophysics. A keV mass sterile neutrino species may provide a solution to both of these problems. In core-collapse supernovae, sterile neutrinos can efficiently transport... Read More »
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Speaker: Yuriy Bomze
Observe the solar system objects, binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulas through the university's five Meade LX200 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. See website for directions.
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Adrian E. Feiguin (Northeastern University, Boston)
Understanding magnetism is a complex undertaking: it relies on our knowledge of the exact position of magnetic ions in a crystal and their interactions. More important, at its core, this is fundamentally a quantum problem. In general, knowledge of the magnetic properties of a single atom will not... Read More »
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:45am
Physics 278
Jacob Daughhetee (Georgia Tech)
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Physics 278
Vincent Fischer (CEA)

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