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 »

Cerio Successfully Defends Thesis

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Graduate student Ben Cerio successfully defended his thesis "Evidence of Higgs Boson Production Through Vector Boson Fusion" on February 23, 2015. Cerio's advisor is Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal.

Prof. Mikkelsen Receives CAREER Award

Friday, February 20, 2015
Prof. Maiken H. Mikkelsen has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER award is NSF's most prestigious award and supports faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and... Read More »

Liu Passes Dissertation

Friday, February 13, 2015
Graduate student Miaoyuan Liu, advisee of Prof. Al Goshaw, successfully defended her dissertation on January 13, 2015. The topic of her dissertation was "Gauge Boson Coupling Measurements in Final States with a W Boson Produced with Additional Photons Using the ATLAS Detector." Congratulations to... Read More »

Prof. Bass Selected as Outstanding Referee

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Prof. Steffen A. Bass has been selected for APS Journals' Outstanding Referee Program. Annually the program recognizes 150 of the roughly 60,000 currently active referees. You can find more information on their website here.

Prof. Scholberg Featured on People Behind the Science

Monday, February 9, 2015
Prof. Kate Scholberg is featured on Science360 News' radio show "People Behind the Science." Click here to listen to the interview and learn about new discoveries in neutrino physics.

Prof. Charles Townes Has Passed Away

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Prof. Charles Townes passed away yesterday January 27, 2015 at the age of 99. As many of you may know, Prof. Townes received the Nobel prize in the 1960's for his contribution to the invention of the laser. What you may not know is that he received his MS degree from Duke Physics in 1936. Prof.... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Receives 2015 Air Force YIP Award

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen is a recipient of the 2015 Air Force Young Investigators Research Program (YIP) award. The Air Force YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic... Read More »

2015 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Held at Duke University

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Over the weekend January 16-18, 2015, Duke University hosted the American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) in the North Carolina Research Triangle on East Campus, in collaboration with North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill... Read More »