Physics Holiday Party 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Physics Department held their annual holiday party on December 14th at the Doris Duke Center. Sage & Swift provided catering and more than 125 Physics faculty, staff, researchers, students, and family attended. Thank you for a fun evening! We look forward to next year.

Prof. Liu Named Fellow of AMS

Friday, December 9, 2016
Prof. Jian-Guo Liu was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for his contributions to the analysis of numerical methods for fluid dynamics, kinetic theory, and nonlinear partial differential equations. Congratulations!

Prof. Kim Focus in Science

Friday, December 2, 2016
Science online published an article focusing on the work of Prof. Jungsang Kim. Read "Scientists are close to building a quantum computer that can beat a conventional one" online here and in print beginning December 2.

Ben Cerio: From Physicist to Data Scientist

Friday, December 2, 2016
When Ben Cerio, PhD ’15, came to Duke Physics as a graduate student, he imagined he would eventually become a physics professor. Instead, he’s a data scientist, a job the Harvard Business Review in 2012 called “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” Cerio works at a startup in San Francisco... Read More »

New TUNL Director Art Champagne Looks to the Future

Friday, December 2, 2016
The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) has a new director. On July 1, Duke professor Calvin Howell passed the baton to UNC professor Art Champagne, who is the William C. Friday Professor of Physics at UNC-Chapel Hill. Howell says Champagne has all the characteristics of a successful... Read More »

Prof. Everitt Named 2016 AAAS Fellow

Monday, November 28, 2016
Prof. Henry Everitt has been named a 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in the physics section. There were three more fellows from Duke this year, one from Biology (John Franklin Rawls) and two in the Medical School (Jane F. Pendergast and Joe Brice Weinberg). See the... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Recipient of Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award

Monday, October 17, 2016
Congratulations to Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen! The APS announced she will be receiving the Maria Goeppert-Mayer award "For the demonstration of outstanding potential in the field of quantum nanophotonics." See the APS announcement on their website here.

Graduate Student Kristen Collar Contributes to Grad School's Blog

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Kristen Collar and her colleagues from last spring’s Emerging Leaders Institute have recently published a blog post ("Re-envisioning Mental Health at Duke University") about their team project on The Graduate School’s Professional Development Blog.  As the post mentions, Kristen and her team... Read More »

2016 Graduate Student Awards

Saturday, August 20, 2016
​Hersh Singh and William Steinhardt have been awarded the 2016 Mary Creason Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching. This award was established to honor students who excel in teaching physics in the Introductory Physics Laboratories at Duke. Singh and Steinhardt were recognized certificates at... Read More »

The Passing of Prof. Emeritus Horst Meyer

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
We celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus J. Horst Meyer who died August 14 from cancer. Horst was a member of the Physics Department at Duke University for 57 years, and we remember him for his many contributions to Duke University and beyond. He was a highly recognized expert in low temperature... Read More »