Prof. Bass Elected APS Fellow

Monday, January 5, 2015
Prof. Steffen Bass was elected as an APS Fellow in 2014 for his pioneering work on the development of transport models for the description of relativistic heavy-ion collisions and their application to the extraction of the properties of the quark gluon plasma. The election to APS fellowship is a... Read More »

Prof. Gauthier Returns to Chair

Monday, January 5, 2015
The Physics Department welcomes back Prof. Daniel Gauthier to the chair's seat. Prof. Gauthier is on board as Interim Chair for the next year and a half as Prof. Haiyan Gao has stepped down a bit early in order to continue her role with Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in a larger capacity as Vice... Read More »

Prof. Bass Will Be the New Associate Chair for Teaching

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Prof. Steffen Bass will take on the leadership position of Associate Chair for Teaching (ACT) in Physics for a three-year term starting July 1, 2015. Thank you to thank Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal for doing a terrific job as ACT in the last three years. In the next several months, Profs. Kotwal, Bass and... Read More »

Hawbridge Charter School Returns With New Group to Tour TUNL, FEL and LENA

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
On November 13, 2014 a group of twenty students, instructors and parent chaperones from the Hawbridge Charter School in Saxapahaw, NC traveled to Duke University to tour the physics labs at Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab (TUNL), the Free Electron Laser (DFELL) and the Laboratory for Experimental... Read More »

Prof. Bray Has Written a Children's Book

Monday, November 24, 2014
Prof. Hubert Bray, Mathematics and Physics, has written a book to get boys and girls interested in math and science. It is also great for adults who enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and high level discussions of some of the greatest ideas ever discovered. Check out "Trevor the Time Traveler and the... Read More »

New Insights into Quantum Magnets Have Eluded Thorough Understanding for Nearly 30 Years

Monday, November 24, 2014
Incoming William H. Fairbank Assistant Prof. Sara Haravifard has been featured in a number of publications with regard to her recent research. Her work builds on a fundamental problem in quantum mechanics – the description of a system of interacting spin ½ identical particles – by addressing the... Read More »

TUNL Participates in Save-A-Life Training

Friday, November 7, 2014
On November 6, 2014, seventeen TUNL personnel including Faculty, Staff and Graduate students received Duke "Save-A-Life program" hands-on "Chest Compression-Only" CPR training.  This training was provided by Ms. Leatrice Martin, Director of the Duke Heart Center, Community Outreach and... Read More »

Nine Graduate Students Tour Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Friday, November 7, 2014
Despite the chilly weather over the fall break, physics graduate students maintained their excellent tradition of national lab expedition this year. On October 14, nine physics graduate students visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to experience the world-leading... Read More »

Spin Symposium 2014 in Beijing Update

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 21st International Symposium on Spin Physics (Spin2014) took place in the week of Oct 20-24 on the campus of Peking University (PKU), in Beijing, China. The International Spin Physics Symposium series combined together the High Energy Spin Symposia and the Nuclear Polarization Conferences since... Read More »

Fall 2014 E-Newsletter Now Online

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Duke Physics Fall 2014 e-newsletter is now available! Click here on the image below to read it online. Not on our email distribution list? Write to us to be added.