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Graduate Student News - Physics Grad Students Create DukeChina.org

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Duke Physics attracts students and researchers from all over the world. In fact, Duke Physics graduate students represent 17 countries.  Five years ago, two Chinese graduate students saw a need to offer support and information to other Chinese students considering Duke—not just for physics... Read More »

Research Update - Friction, Fruit, and Flow

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
 Visiting professor Jackie Krim, who is at Duke on sabbatical from North Carolina State University, studies nanoscale tribology, and Duke professor Bob Behringer is an expert on granular and fluid flows. They recently applied their knowledge of the behavior of granular materials in motion to... Read More »

Research Update - Gauthier Digs Into Chaos

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The September-October 2009 issue of Duke Magazine chronicles the work of Dan Gauthier, Chair of Duke Physics, in his search for technological applications of chaos. Possibilities include more efficient pacemakers for arrhythmic hearts and improved intruder detection sensors. Read more about... Read More »

Graduate Student News - Research Awards

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Two graduate students at Duke have recently been named recipients of prestigious research awards at Duke Physics. Seth Henshaw was named the latest recipient of the 2009 Newson Graduate Fellowship for his PhD thesis work at TUNL. Phillip Wu has been awarded the 2009 Fritz London Graduate Fellowship... Read More »

Research Update - Duke Prof Sets Up Supernova Alert

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We haven’t seen a supernova in our galaxy since 1604. “We’re really due for one,” says Duke physicist Kate Scholberg. To make sure that scientists get the most out of the next event, Scholberg started the SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS), a program that will notify thousands of professional... Read More »

Sabbaticals

Thursday, August 27, 2009
On August 24, Professor Glenn Edwards left for the Curie Institute in Paris, France for a year-long sabbatical.In September Professor Moo-Young Han departs for one semester to teach at the College of Natural Sciences of the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea.  He will return for the... Read More »

Greenside's Textbook Hot off the Presses

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Professor Henry Greenside has co-authored a graduate-level textbook called Pattern Formation and Dynamics in Nonequilibrium Systems. Greenside's co-author is  Professor Michael C. Cross at the California Institute of Technology. As a member of Duke’s Center for Nonlinear and Complex... Read More »

Travel Notes: Gauthier and Greenberg to Hawaii

Thursday, August 27, 2009
The 2009 Optical Society of America Conference in Hawaii In mid-July, Professor Daniel Gauthier, chair of the Duke Physics Department, and Joel Greenberg, a fourth-year PhD graduate student, traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, to present papers at the Optics & Photonics Congress hosted by the Optical... Read More »

Travel Notes: Electrons, Pyramids, and Camels

Thursday, August 27, 2009
The quest for understanding often leads physics researchers and students to the far corners of the world. This summer, Horacio Carias, graduate student at Duke Physics, spent five weeks in Cyprus and Israel studying electron tunneling. He participated in an international symposium, spent untold... Read More »

TUNL Hosts 2009 REU Program

Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (or REU) program at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is now in its tenth year of funding from the National Science Foundation. This program, lasting ten weeks, provides students with an introduction to graduate level research as they... Read More »

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