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Department Members Share their Total Eclipse Experiences

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Physics Department chartered a bus which took 50 members of the community to the eclipse's path of totality on Monday, August 21, 2017. The group traveled to Bryson City, North Carolina at the Swain County Event Park adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prof. Ronen Plesser... Read More »

2017 DOE Early Career Awards Go to Two of Our Own

Friday, August 11, 2017
Himmel Congratulations are in order: Former Neutrino Group postdoc Alex Himmel, now a Wilson Fellow at Fermilab, and Richard Longland, Assistant Professor of Physics at NC State and member of TUNL, have been honored with Early Career Awards from the Department of Energy.... Read More »

COHERENT Collaboration First to Observe Coherent Elastic Neutrino Scattering

Thursday, August 3, 2017
The COHERENT Collaboration's 32-lb neutrino detector has observed coherent elastic scattering, before only theorized and something scientists have been trying to see for forty years. Read the team's paper "Observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering" in Science here.... Read More »

2017 Eclipse Information and Viewing Glasses

Friday, July 21, 2017
  On Monday, August 21, 2017 there will be a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse crossing the US, the first one in almost a century.  The Physics Department has chartered a bus to go down to Columbia, SC in the region of totality (all spaces have been taken); we expect... Read More »

Graduate Student Draelos a Part of Amazon Robotics Challenge

Thursday, July 20, 2017
This summer, graduate student Anne Draelos, along with members of a Duke team spanning five fields, has been keeping busy by participating in the Amazon Robotics Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to automate warehouse order processing with recognition for a wider... Read More »

Prof. Mueller Presented to 2017 RHIC and AGS Users' Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The blog Blackbird provided a detailed summary of the 2017 Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) Annual User's Meeting held June 20-23. Prof. Berndt Mueller, Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear & Particle Physics at... Read More »

Prof. Walter Promoted to Full Professor

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Prof. Christopher Walter has been promoted to Full Professor, effective July 1, 2017. Prof. and Chair Warren Warren said: "I can tell you that Chris' work is recognized by his colleagues around the country and the world as outstanding, and the research directions he plans over the next decade... Read More »

Prof. Haravifard Featured on Duke Research Blog

Monday, June 12, 2017
Prof. Sara Haravifard's research with crystals and superconductors has been featured on Duke Research Blog. Read the story "Cooking Up 'Frustrated' Magnets in Search of Superconductivity" here.

Prof. Haravifard Awarded ORAU's Ralph E. Powe Award

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Prof. Sara Haravifard was awarded the Oak Ridge Associate University's Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. More information on this prestigious award can be read here along with a list of past winners here.

Graduation 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Department of Physics and the Department of Math held their annual diploma ceremony and luncheon on Sunday, May 14, 2017. In attendance were 325 graduates, faculty, family, and friends. Photos of the event can be viewed on our Flickr site here. See the event program here and ... Read More »

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