Duke at CERN: Updates from 2010-2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Duke's community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and research scientists have long been active in the experiments at CERN in Geneva.  This archive is by no means comprehensive, but offers a handful of highlights of recent updates from Duke physicists working on (or working with topics related to) the LHC or ATLAS experiments.  Click the link below read the list of news story highlights.

  • Ashutosh Kotwal named co-leader of research group on ATLAS: Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been named co-leader of one of the international research groups on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, along with Fabienne Ledroit of France.
  • Prof. Goshaw’s Group’s First Measurement with ATLAS Experiment: Prof. Goshaw, Andrea Bocci, and Mia Liu have made a first measurement with the ATLAS experiment of W and Z boson produced with high energy photons.
  • Prof. Kruse's Talk Featured by Duke Research: A public talk given on April 22nd by Professor Mark Kruse‘s on the origins of the universe and The Large Hadron Collider was recently featured by the Duke Research Blog.
  • Prof Mueller Organizes Workshop in Paris: In this workshop, Prof. Berndt Mueller and colleagues discuss first results from the LHC.
  • Quark-Gluon Plasma identified as the most perfect liquid of all: In an article just published in the Physical Review Letters, a group of theorists including Prof. Steffen A. Bass showed that the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) created in high energy heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN forms the most perfect liquid ever studied in the laboratory.
  • Alumni Update: Ariana Minot, NSF Graduate Fellow: After graduating from Duke in 2010 as a primary physics and secondary math major and completing a year of research on the ATLAS experiment through the Fulbright program, Ariana Minot is starting doctorate studies in applied mathematics at Harvard University as an NSF Graduate Fellow.