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Prof. Warren Awarded 2017 Liversidge Award

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Prof. and Chair Warren S. Warren has been awarded the 2017 Liversidge Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Liversidge Award is given biannually in recognition of oustanding contributions to physical chemistry. Warren is acknowledged specifically for pioneering the use of nonlinear optical... Read More »

Prof. Mueller Interviewed for Science Channel Documentary Series Space's Deepest Secrets

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Last fall Prof. Berndt Mueller was filmed at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Science Channel's documentary series Space's Deepest Secrets. The interview is now available and Prof. Mueller can be seen in Season 2, Episode 3 "Black Holes: The... Read More »

Tianji Cai: 2017 Daphne Chang Memorial Awardee

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The 2017 winner of the Daphne Chang Memorial Award for excellent in undergraduate research is Tianji Cai (in photo, on right). A certificate for this award was presented to Cai by Director of Undergraduate Students Prof. Kate Scholberg during the Undergraduate Student Research Poster Session on... Read More »

2017 Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
New members of the National Honor Society for Physics Students were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma during the Undergraduate Poster Session held Tuesday, April 25. The new SPS members are: Jordan Fleming, Craig Madrak, Kaitlin McCreery, Jeong Min Park, Wei Tang, Yuqi Yun, and Tianqing Zhang. Pictured... Read More »

2017 Undergraduate Poster Session

Friday, April 28, 2017
The 2017 undergraduate poster session was held on April 26th. Prizes were given for the top three posters: Kaitlin McCreery won first place, Ji Won Park won second place, and Matt Tobin won third place. See all of the posters with their presenters on Flickr here. (Photos: On right, Kaitlin... Read More »

Prof. Scholberg Worked with 2017 Goldwater Scholar

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Prof. Kate Scholberg has been referenced in an article about Alison Roeth, a 2017 Goldwater Scholar from the University of Oklahoma. Roeth has worked with Scholberg on supernova neutrino research. View the story online here.

Assistant Prof. Barbeau Explains in Nature News and Views Why a Recent Search for No Neutrinos is So Exciting

Thursday, April 6, 2017
The GERDA experiment in Italy has reported on their background-free search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Prof. Phil Barbeau, of the Duke Physics Department and the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, explains in Nature News and Views what the implications of a positive search could mean... Read More »

Prof. Arce Participates in Panel Discussing African-American Women in STEM

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Prof. Ayana Arce participated in a March 23rd panel discussion "Hidden Figures No More: Highlighting Phenomenal Women in STEM," inspired by the new film Hidden Figures. Duke Research Blog covered the event. Click here to read "Hidden No More: Women in STEM reflect on their Journeys" with... Read More »

Bjergaard Defends Dissertation

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
High Energy Physics graduate student David Bjergaard successfully defended his dissertation on Friday, March 24, 2017. Bjergaard's advisor is Prof. Ayana Arce. Congratulations to David!

Graduate Student Shea Wins FIP Annual Symposium Poster Award

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Graduate student Margaret Shea’s poster “The atomic AC-Stark shifts in an optical dipole trap” won first place in the student poster competition at the Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics 2017 Annual Symposium. Shea's poster detailed work she has done with Prof. Daniel Gauthier on developing single... Read More »

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