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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... 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.

Update on Recent Grad Student Achievements

Monday, March 31, 2014
Congratulations to the following graduate student who recently passed their preliminary examinations! Jonah Bernhard on Monday, January 6, 2014. Jonah's advisor is Prof. Steffen A. Bass. Leo Yao-Lung Fang on Monday, January 13, 2014. Leo's advisor is Prof. Harold Baranger. Margaret Shea... Read More »

Another Outstanding Fermion Sign Problem Solved

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Second year graduate student Emilie Huffman and Prof. Shailesh Chandrasekharan have recently solved an outstanding sign problem that had remained unsolved for almost 30 yrs. Sign problems arise when one tries to design Monte Carlo methods to compute quantum amplitudes in quantum many body... Read More »

Eugene Rabinovich Named a Faculty Scholar and a Goldwater Scholar

Monday, March 24, 2014
Duke Physics and Math major Eugene Rabinovich, has been named a faculty scholar, the highest honor Duke's faculty bestows upon undergraduate students. The last physics major to win this award was Vivek Bhattacharya (Economics and Physics) in 2012. In addition, Eugene has been named a Goldwater... Read More »

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