Laskaris Successfully Defends Thesis

Monday, April 13, 2015
Graduate student Georgios Laskaris successfully defended his thesis "Photodisintegration of 3He with Double Polarizations" on April 6th, 2015. Laskaris has been a member of the Medium Energy Physics group of Duke University since the winter of 2008 and performed all of his thesis experiments at the... Read More »

Prof. Gauthier's Paper Discussed on

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Prof. Daniel Gauthier's recently published paper "High-dimensional quantum cryptography with twisted light" was discussed on Read the article "'Twisted light' gives quantum cryptography a boost" here. Prof. Gauthier's paper with others was published in New Journal of Physics and... Read More »

SPIN2014 Detailed in CERN Courier

Monday, March 30, 2015
SPIN2014: The International Symposium on Spin Physics, of which Prof. Haiyan Gao was a large part, was featured in a thorough February article of CERN Courier. You can read "Spin goes Chinese" by clicking here.

Undergraduate Hann Awarded Faculty Scholar for Class of 2016

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Undergraduate Connor Hann was designated a Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2016 by the Academic Council and its Faculty Scholars Committee. This is the highest honor Duke University faculty can award undergraduates. Hann's advisors are Profs. Shailesh Chandrasekharan and Joshua Socolar. He is... Read More »

Super-Kamiokande Papers by Duke Postdocs Highlighted by Physical Review D

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Two papers by the Super-Kamiokande collaboration documenting analyses by postdoc Alex Himmel and former postdoc Tarek Akiri, both from the neutrino group, were highlighted on the front page of the Physical Review D March 25, 2015. The first paper "Limits on sterile neutrino mixing using... Read More »

Finch Successfully Defends Thesis

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Graduate student Sean Finch successfully defended his thesis "Double-Beta Decay of 96Zr and Double-Electron Capture of 156Dy to Excited Final States" on March 25, 2015. Finch's advisor is Prof. Calvin Howell.

Prof. Charbonneau Promoted to Associate Professor

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure, effective April 1. Prof. Charbonneau’s outstanding scholarship in multiple areas of soft matter chemistry and physics, and especially in the nature of the glass transition, is having a great impact in his scientific... Read More »

Prof. Kotwal Convenes "Future of HEP" Workshop in Hong Kong

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal was recently invited to co-convene a three-week workshop at the Hong Kong Institute of Science and Technology, titled "The Future of High Energy Physics." The workshop was hosted by the Institute of Advanced Study at HKUST. The theme of the workshop was the energy frontier in... Read More »

Goshaw and Liu Measure Rare Process at CERN

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Prof. Al Goshaw's and his research group member and graduate student Mia Liu have recently made a measurement of one of the rarest processes observed in experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. They have observed the production of three electroweak bosons by using the full LHC Run 1 data set... Read More »

Physics Undergrad Laurel Kaye a Finalist for Mars One Colony

Friday, February 27, 2015
Physics and Pre-Med senior Laurel Kaye is one of 100 finalists being considered for the Mars One human colonization project and television series that will fund it. Kaye will graduate in May 2015. The first unmanned mission is projected to launch in 2018 and the Mars One settlement could happen as... Read More »