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Alum and Contributor to Voltage Standards, Frances L. Lloyd Passes Away

Alum and Contributor to Voltage Standards, Frances L. Lloyd Passes Away

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
We are sad to report the passing of alum Frances L. Lloyd (B.S., 1945) in March. Lloyd went on to receive her master's degree from the University of Virginia and worked for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Colorado. She was a key member of the team who developed... Read More »
Alum Zhang a Part of Microsoft's Future Quantum Computer

Alum Zhang a Part of Microsoft's Future Quantum Computer

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Alum Hao Zhang (PhD '14), a former student of Prof. Albert Chang and now a researcher at Microsoft, was pictured along with Gizmodo's news story "Microsoft Creates Wild Half-Electron Quasiparticle for Its Future Quantum Computer." Our alumnae go on to be a part of exciting work.... Read More »
Prof. Barbeau Discusses the Prospects of a New Technique

Prof. Barbeau Discusses the Prospects of a New Technique

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
In a new article from APS Physics' site, Prof. Phil Barbeau discusses the prospects of a new technique developed by the NEXT collaboration to search for neutrinoless double beta decay (which would help to understand the matter/antimatter asymmetry of the universe) with a marriage of... Read More »
Robert C. Richardson Endowed Professorship

Robert C. Richardson Endowed Professorship

Monday, March 26, 2018
The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, invites applications and nominations for the Robert Richardson Endowed Professorship in experimental physics of atoms, molecules, and condensed matter. The Robert Richardson professorship is a tenured senior position to be... Read More »
Grad Student Erin Conley New Young DUNE Representative

Grad Student Erin Conley New Young DUNE Representative

Monday, March 19, 2018
Graduate student Erin Conley is now the Young DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment) representative to the DUNE Institutional Board. Read more about Erin and her new role here. Read more about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment here. Congratulations, Erin!
Prof. and Chair Warren Recognized by The Optical Society

Prof. and Chair Warren Recognized by The Optical Society

Friday, February 9, 2018
Prof. and Chair Warren Warren has received the 2018 William F. Meggers Award from The Optical Society for his outstanding work in the field of spectroscopy. Read more on DukeToday here.
Graduate and Undergraduate Students Win at 2018 Research Computing Symposium

Graduate and Undergraduate Students Win at 2018 Research Computing Symposium

Monday, February 5, 2018
On January 22, Scholars@Duke hosted a visualization challenge during the 2018 Research Computing Symposium. The challenge was to showcase Duke's interdisciplinary education and research activities. Members of Duke Physics won three of the four awards! First Place: Graduate student... Read More »
NCCU Joins the TUNL Consortium

NCCU Joins the TUNL Consortium

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
On Monday, North Carolina Central University officially joined the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL). "North Carolina Central has long been a major contributor to the TUNL program and so this step formalizes a partnership that’s existed in reality for many years," said ... Read More »
Prof. Howell Co-PI of New Program to Promote Minority Grad Students in STEM

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

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 »

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