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2014 Undergraduate Poster Session

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Undergraduate Poster session was held on April 22, 2014. Seven students were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. The top poster prize went to Melody Lim, second place was Yiqiu Zhao and Zinzi Zhang and Chris Flower tied for third place. Congratulations to all the... Read More »

Spring 2014 E-Newsletter Now Online

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Duke University Physics Department Spring 2014 e-newsletter is available now. Click the image at left or click here to read what we've been up to. Do you have news and photos to share? Would you like to join the mailing list? Please write to the Duke Physics News Team to let us know.

Eugene Rabinovich Admitted to Cargese Summer Institute Workshop

Monday, April 14, 2014
Duke Physics and Math undergraduate major Eugene Rabinovich has been admitted to the Cargese Workshop on Holography and String Theory this summer. This is a highly competitive program normally directed to advanced graduate students and postdocs. Rabinovich was recently named a Faculty Scolar and... Read More »

Bass Group Featured on isgtw

Friday, April 11, 2014
Prof. Steffen A. Bass' group's work using Open Science Grid was featured in the grid computing news publication isgtw: international science grid this week. Read "Modeling heavy-ion collisions with Open Science Grid" online here.

Two Graduate Students Pass Doctorial Dissertations

Friday, April 11, 2014
Two more students have successfully defended their theses for their PhDs: Christopher Coleman-Smith, "Using Gaussian Processess for the Calibration and Exploration of Complex Computer Models" on April 8, 2014. Coleman-Smith's advisor is Prof. Berndt Mueller. Ethan Robert Elliott, "Quantum... Read More »

Planetary Scientist Robin Canup Models the Origins of Moons

Friday, April 11, 2014
Duke physics alum Robin Canup, ‘90, has been thinking about moons—and their origins—ever since graduate school at the University of Colorado (CU). She was halfway through her PhD thesis on Saturn’s rings when, she says, “I got this idea that I wanted to start working on the origin of the moon. My... Read More »

Barbeau and Scholberg Part of Duke Feature Story

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Physics professors Phillip Barbeau and Kate Scholberg have been included in a Duke University website Feature Story "Physics on a Shoestring Budget: Building a neutrino detector with scraps and ingenuity" showcasing their new project they hope to site at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.... Read More »

Two Second Year Graduate Students Recognized by National Science Foundation

Friday, April 4, 2014
Two second year graduate students, Emilie Huffman and Anne Watson, were recognized earlier this month by the National Science Foundation. Both students had applied for the graduate research fellowship last Fall. Anne Watson, who is working with Prof. Gleb Finkelstein in experimental condensed... Read More »

Five Graduate Students Pass Their Doctoral Dissertations

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Congratulations to the following graduate students who recently passed their PhD defenses!Dr. Yuan Lin, "A Quantitative Poly-energetic Reconstruction Scheme for Single Spectrum CT Scanners" on March 5, 2014. Yuan's advisor is Prof. Ehsan Samei.Dr. Shangying Wang, "Quantifying Gene Regulatory... Read More »

Bray Receives Community Service Award

Monday, March 31, 2014
Prof. Hubert Bray was recently awarded the Community Service Award from Duke's Office of Durham and Regional Affairs. DukeToday featured a story "Two Duke Employees Receive Service Award." Read it here.

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