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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 »

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 »

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."

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 »

Duke Teaching Observatory Represented on DukeToday and WRAL

Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Duke Teaching Observatory, with Prof. Ronen Plesser and Lab Administrator Yuriy Bomze, was featured on DukeToday. Click here to read "Spend an Evening Among Stars and Planets." This article was also published in the August/September 2015 edition of Working@Duke employee magazine on page 10.... Read More »

Bill Brown: Finding System Solutions

Monday, August 24, 2015
“I like to build things that don’t exist,” says entrepreneur William J. “Bill” Brown, who earned his PhD in physics from Duke in 1999. “In physics, I did tabletop experiments where I had to do it all—optics, electronics, mechanics, software, and theory. Now, I view a company as something new I’m... Read More »

Grad Student Ayyar Attends Princeton Summer School

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This July, graduate student Venkitesh Ayyar attended "Prospects in Theoretical Physics" at the "Princeton Summer School on Condensed Matter Physics." Pictured below are all participants and speakers.

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