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Dannenberg Publishes Research in Physical Review Letters

Friday, July 11, 2014
A paper describing Paul Dannenberg's (Physics '13) undergraduate research on noise-induced transitions in nonlinear systems has recently appeared in Physical Review Letters. The paper is titled "Steering Most Probable Escape Paths by Varying Relative Noise Intensities" and can be viewed here. This... Read More »

Duke Physicists at Neutrino 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Neutrino 2014 conference which was held in Boston this year is the premier conference in neutrino physics and is held biannually. Duke faculty, researchers and students played a highly visible role in this year's meeting. Prof. Chris Walter gave the T2K experiment's talk and Prof. Kate... Read More »

T2K Experiment Video Explaining New Neutrino Flavor Appearance

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Earlier this year the T2K experiment announced an important new result where the appearance of a new neutrino flavor in an oscillation experiment was definitively seen for the first time. You can see the earlier physics news item here. The T2K experiment has now produced a video explaining the... Read More »

Plesser Interviewed by Duke Today

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Prof. Ronen Plesser was featured on the Duke Today site. Read the interview "Hooked on Stars, Planets and Gravitational Waves" here.

Undergraduate Research Story: Cathy Li, junior

Friday, June 20, 2014
Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellow Cathy Li is using what she learned in the classroom to extend machine learning techniques by using optical systems. The junior is a physics major with minors in philosophy and electrical and computer engineering. With Prof. Dan Gauthier, Robert C. Richardson... Read More »

Postdoc Zhihong Ye Awarded 2014 JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Dr. Zhihong Ye, a postdoctoral research in Prof. Haiyan Gao's group won the 2014 Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) Postdoctoral Research Prize. With this award, Dr. Ye plans to design an entirely new detector system, a scintillating fiber tracker detector for use in high-precision physics... Read More »

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 »

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