Iman Marvian: The “Magical Power” of Quantum Systems

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Iman Marvian, a quantum information theorist, will be joining the Duke faculty in January 2018, with a joint appointment in physics and electrical and computer engineering. He’ll be adding to the efforts of others in physics and engineering who are working to design and build quantum computers. But... Read More »

Art Champagne Ushers TUNL Through its Next Phase

Monday, November 20, 2017
UNC professor Art Champagne succeeded Duke professor Calvin Howell to become the director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) in July 2016. Champagne is the William C. Friday Professor of Physics at UNC-Chapel Hill. A year and a half after making the transition from TUNL... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Promoted Early to Associate Professor

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Congratulations to Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen who will receive an early promotion to Associate Professor! Prof. Mikkelsen joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics departments in 2012 and has since developed an outstanding research program. She was most recently in... Read More »

Anselm Vossen: What Holds the World Together?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Physicist Anselm Vossen has something in common with Goethe’s Faust: he wants to know what holds the world together. “In Germany, we like the poet Goethe,” Vossen says. “In Faust, there’s a quote: ‘So that I may perceive whatever holds/The world together in its inmost folds.’” Unlike Faust, who... Read More »

Nicolas Brunel: A Theoretical Physicist Investigates the Brain

Monday, November 13, 2017
If you want to know how a physicist thinks about the brain, talking to Nicolas Brunel is a good place to start. Brunel, who joined the Duke faculty in July as a professor of neurobiology and physics, uses the tools of statistical physics to illuminate the workings of the brain’s neural networks... Read More »

Prof. Charbonneau's Collaboration Simulates Deeply Supercooled Liquids

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau's collaborative algorithm developed to study deeply supercooled liquids has been featured on the Duke Research Blog. Click here to read "Cheating Time to Watch Liquids do the Slow Dance." Photo Credit: Misaki Ozawa and Andrea Ninarello, Université de... Read More »

Profs. Springer and Walter Named 2017 APS Fellows

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The American Physical Society today announced that both Prof. Roxanne Springer and Prof. Chris Walter have been elected Fellows! The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise, and election is restricted to 0.5% of the membership in any given year. Thus,... Read More »

2017 Graduate Student Awards

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The 2017 graduate student awards and fellowships were distributed before the October 11th Colloquium by Associate Chair for Teaching Prof. Steffen Bass. Congratulations to all recipients on their accomplishments and for each prestigious recognition. The Henry W. Newson Graduate Fellowship... Read More »

Staff Member Vines Cast in Community Performance of Sister Act

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Physics Department's Grants & Contracts Administrator, Miriam Vines, holds a bachelors degree in Theatre & Dance. When she's not working for Physics, one of her hobbies is participating in community theatre with The Gallery Players in Burlington, NC. Last November she performed with the... Read More »

Alum Kundtz to be Inducted into Grad School's Few-Glasson Society

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Alumnus Nathan Kundtz (PhD '09) will be inducted as a 2017 member of Duke Graduate School's Few-Glasson Alumni Society. The society recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves through their career accomplishments, the potential of their... Read More »