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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. 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 »

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 »

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.

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