Hawbridge Charter School Returns With New Group to Tour TUNL, FEL and LENA

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
On November 13, 2014 a group of twenty students, instructors and parent chaperones from the Hawbridge Charter School in Saxapahaw, NC traveled to Duke University to tour the physics labs at Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab (TUNL), the Free Electron Laser (DFELL) and the Laboratory for Experimental... Read More »

Prof. Bray Has Written a Children's Book

Monday, November 24, 2014
Prof. Hubert Bray, Mathematics and Physics, has written a book to get boys and girls interested in math and science. It is also great for adults who enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and high level discussions of some of the greatest ideas ever discovered. Check out "Trevor the Time Traveler and the... Read More »

New Insights into Quantum Magnets Have Eluded Thorough Understanding for Nearly 30 Years

Monday, November 24, 2014
Incoming William H. Fairbank Assistant Prof. Sara Haravifard has been featured in a number of publications with regard to her recent research. Her work builds on a fundamental problem in quantum mechanics – the description of a system of interacting spin ½ identical particles – by addressing the... Read More »

TUNL Participates in Save-A-Life Training

Friday, November 7, 2014
On November 6, 2014, seventeen TUNL personnel including Faculty, Staff and Graduate students received Duke "Save-A-Life program" hands-on "Chest Compression-Only" CPR training.  This training was provided by Ms. Leatrice Martin, Director of the Duke Heart Center, Community Outreach and... Read More »

Nine Graduate Students Tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Friday, November 7, 2014
Despite the chilly weather over the fall break, physics graduate students maintained their excellent tradition of national lab expedition this year. On October 14, nine physics graduate students visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to experience the world-leading... Read More »

Spin Symposium 2014 in Beijing Update

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 21st International Symposium on Spin Physics (Spin2014) took place in the week of Oct 20-24 on the campus of Peking University (PKU), in Beijing, China. The International Spin Physics Symposium series combined together the High Energy Spin Symposia and the Nuclear Polarization Conferences since... Read More »

Randy Best Featured in Working@Duke

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
NOTE: LINK BROKEN 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 »