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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 »

Prof. Behringer and Others Awarded Research Grant

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Prof. Bob Behringer and collaborators Bulbul Chakroborty (Brandeis) and Corey O'Hern (Yale) have been awarded a W. M. Keck Foundation Science and Engineering Research Grant for their study "Self-Assembly in the Macro-World". This project will involve studies to understand the jamming transition and... Read More »

Prof. Horst Meyer Will Be Honored on Founders' Day, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Physics Professor Horst Meyer, Fritz London Professor Emeritus, will be receiving the University Medal at Founders' Day this year on Friday, September 19, 2014. Please click here for event details.

Prof. Gauthier Delivers Lecture in Scotland

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Prof. Daniel Gauthier gave a lecture at the at the Experimental Chaos and Complexity (ECC) Conference on his research on "Autonomous Boolean networks for experimental network science and chimera states." The conference was attended by approximately 100 people from the diverse and interdisciplinary... Read More »

Ice Cream Experiment Photo from the Department Picnic

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Physics Department picnic was held on Saturday, August 23 to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the Fall semester. Graduate student Agheal Abedzadeh shared this terrific photo of fellow graduate students Gleb Sinev and Nick Haynes preparing ice cream with liquid nitrogen.

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