Prof. Howell Co-PI of New Program to Promote Minority Grad Students in STEM

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Prof. Calvin Howell is co-PI for the University Center for Exemplary Mentoring program, a new endeavor to increase minority graduate students in science and engineering departments. Read more about UCEM with statements from Howell in The Chronicle's article "New scholarship program aims... Read More »

Prof. Haravifard Elected as Member of APS GMAG Executive Committee

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Prof. Sara Haravifard has been elected as a member-at-large to the American Physical Society GMAG Executive Committee, beginning officially after the 2018 APS March Meeting and serving for three years. APS GMAG is the American Physical Society Topical Group on... Read More »

Profs. Scholberg, Springer and Undergraduates Attended CUWiP 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
On January 13 and 14, 2018, Prof. Kate Scholberg traveled with undergraduate students Jane Park and Isabel Ruffin to the annual American Physical Society's Conference of Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at the University of Virginia. Park and Ruffin presented posters... Read More »

Prof. Barbeau Discusses Reusing Materials To Build Detectors

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Prof. Phil Barbeau discusses his uses for low-radioactivity battleship steal and Ancient Roman lead when building sensitive neutrino and dark matter detectors in a recent article published by Gizmodo. Click here to read “How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries... Read More »

Commuting Between Duke University and Duke Kunshan University

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Time flies – it has been nearly three years since [Prof. Haiyan Gao] started to juggle between the complicated and interesting "double" life of a Physics Professor at Duke University in the U.S., and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China.... Read More »

Duke Physics 2017 Newsletter

Friday, December 22, 2017
The Duke Physics 2017 newsletter is live! The department has had many achievements, faculty hires, new staff, and more over the past year that have been compiled into our final print publication. Read it now online here and look for it in your mail boxes next week. To receive next year... Read More »

COHERENT Result Receives Second Place in Popular Vote for Breakthrough of the Year 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017
The COHERENT Collaboration's result received second place in the People's Choice for Breakthrough of the Year 2017 by Science Magazine. Two graduate students Justin Raybern and Connor Awe were featured in the video showcasing all the candidates' research. See them at 1:47 here. Thank you... Read More »

Prof. Howell Interviewed in Honor of 50 Years of Black Faculty Scholarship in Trinity College

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
In 2017, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences celebrated 50 years of Black faculty scholarship. Prof. Calvin Howell has been a faculty member of Duke Physics for 32 of those 50 years and was featured in the video profile "The Art Historian and the Physicist." Watch it on Trinity... Read More »

Michael Rubinstein: Creating Communities and Collaborations to Study Soft Matter

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Physicist Michael Rubinstein has always been willing to go new places and try new things. In 1977, he immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union, seeking opportunity. “The Soviet Union looked stable then, but there was no future for me to do what I wanted to do,” he says. As a college... Read More »

New Physics Staff

Monday, December 18, 2017
Rita Boggs Rita was born in Durham, NC and has spent most of her life in Raleigh. She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Music Education and taught several years both privately and at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Since getting married in 1981, she and her husband have lived... Read More »