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Bob Guenther's Modern Optics, Second Edition

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The second edition of Prof. Bob D. Guenther's book “Modern Optics” has been published. Originally published with Wiley, the second edition has been printed by Oxford University Press. The book was developed over a period of more than 20 years teaching optics at Duke University.

2016 Breakthrough Prize Awarded to Twelve Triangle Area Scientists

Monday, November 16, 2015
Faculty and research scientists at four universities in the NC Triangle Area were awarded 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. In addition to Duke Faculty on the Super-K, T2K, K2K and Kamland experiments, TUNL physicists from University of North Carolina and NC State were among the 1300... Read More »

Super-Kamiokande and T2K Experiments Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Approximately 1300 physicists from five experiments were awarded a share of the $3M Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The prizes were presented at a live ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 10/9c on National Geographic Channel. Duke University physicists made major contributions to two of the... Read More »

Mikkelsen Group Demonstrates Self-Assembled Metasurface Perfect Absorbers

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen and her group have a new paper, "Large-Area Metasurface Perfect Absorbers from Visible to Infra-Red," published this week in Advanced Materials. Pratt School's press release can be read online here.

TUNL's 50th Anniversary on Duke University Research

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The Duke Research website is currently featuring two articles about TUNL. "Low-Energy, High-Impact Physics" is a historical celebration of the lab's upcoming 50th anniversary and showcases a nice video from UNC Chapel Hill. Read about TUNL alumni in "Nuclear Lab Alumni Went on to Leadership."

Duke, UNC and NCSU Host XXXV Dynamics Days US 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The 35th edition of Dynamics Days US conference will be held in Durham in January, organized by Triangle university representatives from departments of Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering. The members of the organizing committee are Physics Profs. Robert Behringer, Daniel Gauthier, and Joshua... Read More »

Prof. Curtarolo's Team Published in Nature Communications and Nature Materials

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. Stefano Curtarolo and his team for their new publication in Nature Communication on a new class of Entropy stabilized materials. Read it online here. Additional congratulations are due for their multi-valley bands parameterization of high-performance thermoelectrics in... Read More »

Nobel Prize Awarded for Neutrino Oscillations!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Congratulations to Takaaki Kajita from the University of Tokyo and Art McDonald from Queens University for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations! Today the Nobel prize was awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Art McDonald for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.... Read More »

Prof. Finkelstein Elected APS Fellow

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Prof. Gleb Finkelstein has been elected a Fellow of the American Physics Society for "significant experimental studies of quantum transport in nanostructures, especially electron correlation effects in artificial quantum impurity systems." Click here to visit the Finkelstein Group page.

Emilie Huffman Wins NPSC Fellowship

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Fourth year graduate student Emilie Huffman has won the National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship. Ms. Huffman is a student of Prof. Shailesh Chandrasekharan and is working in the field of strongly correlated fermion systems. More information about the fellowship program can be found on the... Read More »

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