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 »

Members From Behringer Lab Present Work at March APS Meeting

Friday, March 21, 2014
The recent March APS meeting in Denver provided an excellent forum for seven undergraduates who have been working in the Behringer lab over the past year or more. Yaqi Hou, Melody Lim, Audrey Melville, Alec Petersen, Jenny Su and Jeremy Ward had talks in this meeting. Melody, Audrey, Alec and Jenny... Read More »

Alum Jamie Bock Featured on

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Prof. Jamie Bock (Duke Physics '87) from Caltech was one of the leaders of the group which achieved the recent exciting experimental result on gravitational waves from the earliest time, detected by the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole. An interview with Prof. Bock is featured on the Read More »

Duke Nuclear Physics Tied for 6th Place in the Country

Monday, March 17, 2014
In the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the department of Physics is tied for the 29th place in the country. The magazine also ranked a number of specialty programs within the various disciplines. Within physics, nuclear physics tied for the sixth place together with California... Read More »

T2K Experiment Highlighted in PRL

Friday, February 28, 2014
The T2K experiment's recent definitive measurement of the appearance of electron neutrinos from oscillation was highlighted in Physical Review Letters for opening the path to measuring CP violation in neutrinos. Click here for a pdf. You can read the viewpoint article here. The Duke neutrino... Read More »

Write-Up of 2014 Hertha Sponer Lecture

Monday, February 24, 2014
Robin Canup, Associate Vice Preseident of SouthWest Research Institute, delivered the fifth Hertha Sponer Lecture on Thursday, February 20. A write-up of her talk is featured on Duke Today's Duke Research Blog. You can read "The Catastrophic Origins of Our Moon" here.

SPS Tour of FEL

Monday, February 24, 2014
Recently Duke's Society of Physics Students toured the FEL. There were about 35 students on the tour. The trip was written up by Erin Weeks for Duke Research Blog. Read it here.

Gauthier Elected to Editorial Board of New Optical Journal

Monday, February 24, 2014
Prof. Daniel Gauthier has been named to the editorial board for a new open-access optical journal focused on high-impact results entitled Optica. The journal is just gearing up and will start to accept paper submissions in the coming months. The journal is sponsored by the Optical Society of... Read More »