Randy Best Featured in Working@Duke

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Duke Physics's administrative manager Randy Best was featured in the latest edition of Working@Duke, Duke's employee magazine, in a series called "What's Your Health Worth?" Read the article "Big Accident, Small Financial Burden" online here.

Prof. Mikkelsen's Group Published on Nature Photonics' Site

Monday, October 13, 2014
Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen's group's paper "Probing the mechanisms of large Purcell enhancement in plasmonic nanoantennas" has been published on Nature Photonics' website. Read it here. More information is available from the Pratt School of Engineering with background on the research and quotes from... Read More »

Undergraduates Travel for Summer Research

Monday, October 13, 2014
This past summer, undergraduates from the Duke physics department worked alongside physicists at research hotspots around the world, contributing to work on neutrino detection, the Higgs boson, a next-generation telescope, and more. In the process, they not only learned how to apply classroom... Read More »

Prof. and Chair Gao Appointed Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, DKU

Friday, October 10, 2014
Henry Newson Prof. and Chair Haiyan Gao has been appointed as vice chancellor of academic affairs at Duke Kunshan University and will begin this role on January 1, 2015. Gao will be stepping down as chair of Duke Physics and Robert C. Richardson Prof. Daniel Gauthier will serve as interim chair.... Read More »

First-Year Grad Students Receive Goshaw and Newson Graduate Fellowships

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Students Douglas Davis and Matthew Epland, who began their Graduate Physics careers this September 2014, received the Goshaw Fellowship. This fellowship is offered to new graduate students based on academic merit, and offers an incoming student a named fellowship and the flexibility to start... Read More »

Grad Students Receive Newson and Gordy Fellowships

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Students Forrest Friesen and Xuefei Yan, who are 4th year graduate physics students, have been awarded the Henry W. Newson Fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the nuclear physics research program at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL). Prof. Henry... Read More »

Prof. Liu and Collaborators Publish Paper

Monday, October 6, 2014
Prof. Jian-Guo Liu with collaborators Prof. Pierre Degond from Imperial College London and Christian Ringhofer from Arizona State University published a paper on "Evolution of wealth in a non-conservative economy driven by local Nash equilibria." Find the online version of the paper here including... Read More »

Graduate Student Zhou Part of Duke Team to Set World's Best Limit on Rare Processes at Fermilab Tevatron

Thursday, October 2, 2014
An analysis looking for very rare processes at the Fermilab Tevatron using data collected by the CDF experiment was recently completed by Duke graduate student Chen Zhou, Duke visitor, from the University of Sydney, Dr. Tony Limosani, and Prof. Mark Kruse. The analysis findings were featured in... Read More »

Update From Physics Habitat for Humanity Team

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Duke Physics Habitat for Humanity volunteer team had their first build of the new academic year on Saturday September 27, 2014! Prof. Dan Gauthier and graduate students Meg Shea and Kristen Collar came out to help build a new home in Durham. Together, they helped complete the construction of... Read More »

Prof. Emeritus Horst Meyer Honored with Duke University Medal

Monday, September 22, 2014
Prof. Emeritus Horst Meyer was honored with the University Medal at this years Founders' Day ceremony held Friday, September 29, 2014. Prof. Meyer received this award in recognition of his generous and energetic support of the Duke Gardens and chamber music and Duke as well as his extraordinary... Read More »