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Incoming Prof. Troxel Published in Physics Review D and Featured in APS Viewpoint

Monday, August 27, 2018
One year ago the Dark Energy Survey (DES) released the initial cosmological results from its first year of data using a combined analysis of weak gravitational lensing and the clustering of large-scale structure in the Universe. New Duke Physics Prof. Michael Troxel (incoming January... Read More »
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Large quantum systems are masters at hiding their qualities.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Ultimately, all matter is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Intriguing quantum physics is leveraged in various technical applications like high-temperature superconductivity and it fuels high hopes for a revolution in information technology through quantum computation. As it... Read More »
Mark Kruse One Tree Hill College Alumni Award

Prof. Kruse Honored with Alumni Award and Haka

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
This summer Prof. Mark Kruse’s high school One Tree Hill College in Auckland, New Zealand presented him with an alumni award and students performed the haka. There are many variants of the haka and it is historically a Maori war dance but also performed to show great honor and respect.... Read More »
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Prof. Kruse Interviewed by New Zealand News Show

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Prof. Mark Kruse was interviewed by New Zealand's TVNZ 1's show Breakfast discussing the Large Hadron Collider. Watch it here.
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Duke Teaching Observatory to Host Perseid Meteor Shower Event

Friday, August 3, 2018
The Physics Department will host a free open house to view the Persied meteor shower from the Duke Teaching Observatory in Duke Forest on Monday, August 13 at 8:30pm. WRAL News has publicized the event details in a story about local gatherings for this astronomy event on their... Read More »
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Soft-Matter Dynamics Instrument on ISS to be Dedicated in Prof. Bob Behringer's Memory

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Prof. Dr. Matthias Sperl, professor for Physics of Granular Matter at the University of Cologne and member of the Institute of Materials Physics in Space shared the following exciting news: With the enclosed picture floating next to the instrument Soft-Matter Dynamics on the International... Read More »
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TUNL Featured by The Chronicle in Flashback Series

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab (TUNL) has been featured in The Chronicle's series Flashback in an article, out today, called "Flashback: Building Duke's nuclear lab". Read it on The Chronicle's website here.
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The Passing of Prof. Robert P. Behringer (1948-2018)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
With deepest regrets we report that Robert P. Behringer, James B. Duke Professor, passed away on July 10, 2018. Bob received both his B.S. (1970) and PhD (1975) from Duke Physics, served as department chair from 1999-2002, lead the successful Behringer Group researching... Read More »
Erin Conley, Faces of DUNE

Grad Student Conley is one of the Faces of DUNE

Monday, July 2, 2018
Graduate student Erin Conley was included as one the Faces of DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment). She described her first DUNE presentation experience and you can read it on Fermilab's Twitter here and Facebook here. Conley is a member of Prof. Kate Scholberg's group. She became... Read More »
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The Passing of Prof. Emeritus Richard Walter

Friday, June 29, 2018
It is with sadness that we report that Prof. Emeritus Richard Walter has passed away. His obituary can be found on Hall-Wynne's website here. Prof. Walter's life will be honored with a Catholic mass on Monday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Few Chapel, 2600 Croasdaile Village... Read More »

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