Spring 2015 e-Newsletter

Monday, April 27, 2015
The 2015 Spring e-newsletter is now online. Click here or on the image at left to view and read it. Do you have news to share? Please write to the News Team with your updates and photos.

2015 Undergraduate Poster Session

Friday, April 24, 2015
The annual undergraduate poster session was held on Wednesday, April 23, 2015. Eleven students displayed and presented their research. Awards for First, Second and Third place were determined by a panel of judges and presented by Director of Undergraduate Studies and Prof. Kate Scholberg. Third... Read More »

2015 Daphne Chang Memorial Award

Friday, April 24, 2015
During the April 23rd undergraduate poster session, the 2015 Daphne Chang Memorial Award recipient was announced. The award is presented each year to students who excel in undergraduate research in the department. Prof. Steffen A. Bass shared the history of Daphne and the meaning behind the award,... Read More »

Society of Physics Students 2015 Inductees

Friday, April 24, 2015
On April 23, 2015 during the undergraduate poster session, the 2015 inductees of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) were announced. SPS mentor and Prof. Phil Barbeau shared some history: SPS at Duke is the the second oldest SPS chapter in the country. Barbeau also presented the six new members... Read More »

Prof. Mueller Chairs APS Meeting, Dines with Plenary Speakers

Thursday, April 23, 2015
As program chair of the 2015 April Meeting of the American Physical Society in Baltimore, MD, Prof. Berndt Mueller had the pleasure of participating in a special dinner honoring the three plenary speakers of the Kavli Memorial session. The photo below shows (from left to right): John Mather (NASA... Read More »

The Postdoc Experience in the Duke Physics Department

Thursday, April 23, 2015
In the field of physics, it’s considered de rigueur to complete a postdoctoral position, or postdoc, after earning a PhD and before beginning a faculty job. “It’s expected that you’re going to broaden beyond your PhD work,” says Duke Physics Interim Chair and Prof. Dan Gauthier. “Search committees... Read More »

Prof. Walter Represents the U.S. at Founding of Hyper-Kamiokande Collaboration

Thursday, April 23, 2015
In February, an international group of physicists came together to form a proto-collaboration to build the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. A follow-up to the currently operating Super-Kamiokande experiment, Hyper-Kamiokande would enclose almost a megaton of water and be more than twenty times larger... Read More »

Prof. Gao Spoke at April APS Meeting, Featured on Deutschlandradio

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Recently Prof. Haiyan Gao gave a plenary talk on "Proton - a fascinating relativistic many-body system - remains puzzling'' at the April APS meeting in Baltimore in the session: Session W1: Plenary Session III: Probing our Limits of Knowledge. Watch the talk on YouTube here. Additionally, Prof.... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Published in Nature Communications

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen, with others, has been published in Nature Communications. Read the paper "Real-time tunable lasing fram plasmonic nanocavity arrays" online here.

Laskaris Successfully Defends Thesis

Monday, April 13, 2015
Graduate student Georgios Laskaris successfully defended his thesis "Photodisintegration of 3He with Double Polarizations" on April 6th, 2015. Laskaris has been a member of the Medium Energy Physics group of Duke University since the winter of 2008 and performed all of his thesis experiments at the... Read More »