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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 »

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 »

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