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Prof. Barbeau Discusses Reusing Materials To Build Detectors

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Prof. Phil Barbeau discusses his uses for low-radioactivity battleship steal and Ancient Roman lead when building sensitive neutrino and dark matter detectors in a recent article published by Gizmodo. Click here to read “How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries... Read More »

Commuting Between Duke University and Duke Kunshan University

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time flies – it has been nearly three years since [Prof. Haiyan Gao] started to juggle between the complicated and interesting "double" life of a Physics Professor at Duke University in the U.S., and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China.... Read More »

Duke Physics 2017 Newsletter

Friday, December 22, 2017
The Duke Physics 2017 newsletter is live! The department has had many achievements, faculty hires, new staff, and more over the past year that have been compiled into our final print publication. Read it now online here and look for it in your mail boxes next week. To receive next year... Read More »

COHERENT Result Receives Second Place in Popular Vote for Breakthrough of the Year 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017
The COHERENT Collaboration's result received second place in the People's Choice for Breakthrough of the Year 2017 by Science Magazine. Two graduate students Justin Raybern and Connor Awe were featured in the video showcasing all the candidates' research. See them at 1:47 here. Thank you... Read More »

Prof. Howell Interviewed in Honor of 50 Years of Black Faculty Scholarship in Trinity College

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
In 2017, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences celebrated 50 years of Black faculty scholarship. Prof. Calvin Howell has been a faculty member of Duke Physics for 32 of those 50 years and was featured in the video profile "The Art Historian and the Physicist." Watch it on Trinity... Read More »

Michael Rubinstein: Creating Communities and Collaborations to Study Soft Matter

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Physicist Michael Rubinstein has always been willing to go new places and try new things. In 1977, he immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union, seeking opportunity. “The Soviet Union looked stable then, but there was no future for me to do what I wanted to do,” he says. As a college... Read More »

New Physics Staff

Monday, December 18, 2017
Rita Boggs Rita was born in Durham, NC and has spent most of her life in Raleigh. She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Music Education and taught several years both privately and at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Since getting married in 1981, she and her husband have lived... Read More »

Prof. Johnson Named 2017 Distinguished Investigator

Friday, December 15, 2017
Congratulations to Prof. G. Allan Johnson who has been named one of nineteen researchers to receive the 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research. This honor recognizes accomplishments of those in the field of medical imaging.... Read More »

Christoph Schmidt: Using Physics to Understand Biology

Monday, December 11, 2017
Christoph Schmidt wants to understand the physics of living materials such as cells, tissues, and organs. How does a cell generate forces and move, or sense its own size and shape? How does an animal sense its own motions? In Schmidt’s mind these questions are crying out for attention from... Read More »

Grad Student Mahler Receives Phase-I Fellowship

Friday, December 8, 2017
Third year graduate student Aaron Mahler, working under the supervision of Prof. Weitao Yang, has been awarded a 2018 Phase-I Fellowship from the NSF-funded Molecular Sciences Software Institute for his research on theory and implementation of a localized orbital scaling correction... Read More »

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