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 »

Prof. Everitt's Laser Research Featured in DukeToday

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Prof. Henry Everitt has been featured in a DukeToday story about his laser research with toxic gas detection. Read the article "Laser Sniffs Out Toxic Gases From Afar" online here.

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 »