Graduate Student Chao Peng is a Winner of 2014/2015 JSA Graduate Fellowship

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Physics graduate student Chao Peng who works in Prof. Haiyan Gao's group is among the winners of the 2014/2015 Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Graduate Fellowship for research at Jefferson Lab. Peng is currently stationed at Jefferson Lab in preparation for a new high precision experiment on the... Read More »

Barbeau's Team Featured on Duke Research Blog

Friday, June 6, 2014
Prof. Phil Barbeau has been featured on Duke's Research Blog for his work with an international team of neutrino hunters on the experiment EXO-200. Read the article "Neutrinoless Search Still Neutrinoless, For Now" here.

Kruse's Course with Literature Professor Featured in Symmetry Magazine

Monday, May 12, 2014
Profs. Mark Kruse and Kate Hayles (of Duke's Program in Literature) have developed a course called Science Fiction, Science Fact. This course has been featured on the front page of the website for Symmtey Magazine. Read the story "Science fiction or science fact?: In a new class at Duke University... Read More »

Former PhD Student Xin Qian Receives DOE Early Career Award

Monday, May 12, 2014
Dr. Xin Qian (PhD, Duke Physics '10, advisor: Prof. Haiyan Gao), now a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Physics Department, is a winner of the DOE's Early Career Award. Qian was selected by the Office of High Energy Physics for "Detector Development towards Precision... Read More »

Prof. Kotwal is Among 37 Newly Named Distinguished Professors at Duke

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been named as the Fritz London Professor of Physics. Read the DukeToday news release "Duke Announces 2014 Distinguished Professors" here.

Zhang Passes Doctoral Dissertation

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Hao Zhang successfully defended his dissertation "Electron/ Spin Correlation Effects in Asymmetric Quantum Point Contacts and  Fabrication of Sub-micron Devices on (011) Surface of Cleaved-edge-overgrowth GaAs/AlGaAs Crystal" and earned his PhD on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Zhang's advisor is... Read More »

Physics Major Jack Matteucci Awarded 2014 Daphne Chang Award

Monday, May 5, 2014
The Department of Physics awards annually the Daphne Chang Memorial Award to honor students who excel in undergraduate research in physics. This year's recipient is Jack Matteucci (Trinity 2014). Under the mentorship of Prof. Al Goshaw, Jack did his research using data collected from the ATLAS... Read More »

Wilson Works Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
It's not often we get a look at the work that goes on behind the scenes in the department. Here Physics' Data Processing Specialist Barry Wilson works on set-up for an updated screen for the lobby. The new screen will continue to provide news and event updates in Duke Physics, as well as the wider... Read More »

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 »

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 »