Anselm Vossen: What Holds the World Together?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Physicist Anselm Vossen has something in common with Goethe’s Faust: he wants to know what holds the world together. “In Germany, we like the poet Goethe,” Vossen says. “In Faust, there’s a quote: ‘So that I may perceive whatever holds/The world together in its inmost folds.’” Unlike Faust, who... Read More »

Nicolas Brunel: A Theoretical Physicist Investigates the Brain

Monday, November 13, 2017
If you want to know how a physicist thinks about the brain, talking to Nicolas Brunel is a good place to start. Brunel, who joined the Duke faculty in July as a professor of neurobiology and physics, uses the tools of statistical physics to illuminate the workings of the brain’s neural networks... Read More »

Prof. Charbonneau's Collaboration Simulates Deeply Supercooled Liquids

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau's collaborative algorithm developed to study deeply supercooled liquids has been featured on the Duke Research Blog. Click here to read "Cheating Time to Watch Liquids do the Slow Dance." Photo Credit: Misaki Ozawa and Andrea Ninarello, Université de... Read More »

Profs. Springer and Walter Named 2017 APS Fellows

Thursday, October 12, 2017
The American Physical Society today announced that both Prof. Roxanne Springer and Prof. Chris Walter have been elected Fellows! The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise, and election is restricted to 0.5% of the membership in any given year. Thus,... Read More »

2017 Graduate Student Awards

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The 2017 graduate student awards and fellowships were distributed before the October 11th Colloquium by Associate Chair for Teaching Prof. Steffen Bass. Congratulations to all recipients on their accomplishments and for each prestigious recognition. The Henry W. Newson Graduate Fellowship... Read More »

Staff Member Vines Cast in Community Performance of Sister Act

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Physics Department's Grants & Contracts Administrator, Miriam Vines, holds a bachelors degree in Theatre & Dance. When she's not working for Physics, one of her hobbies is participating in community theatre with The Gallery Players in Burlington, NC. Last November she performed with the... Read More »

Alum Kundtz to be Inducted into Grad School's Few-Glasson Society

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Alumnus Nathan Kundtz (PhD '09) will be inducted as a 2017 member of Duke Graduate School's Few-Glasson Alumni Society. The society recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves through their career accomplishments, the potential of their... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Wins 2017 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

Monday, August 28, 2017
Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen has won the 2017 International Society for Optics + Photonics (SPIE)'s Early Career Achievement Award. Only one is given each year worldwide and is presented in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions in the... Read More »

Department Members Share their Total Eclipse Experiences

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Physics Department chartered a bus which took 50 members of the community to the eclipse's path of totality on Monday, August 21, 2017. The group traveled to Bryson City, North Carolina at the Swain County Event Park adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Prof. Ronen Plesser... Read More »

2017 DOE Early Career Awards Go to Two of Our Own

Friday, August 11, 2017
Himmel Congratulations are in order: Former Neutrino Group postdoc Alex Himmel, now a Wilson Fellow at Fermilab, and Richard Longland, Assistant Professor of Physics at NC State and member of TUNL, have been honored with Early Career Awards from the Department of Energy.... Read More »