Prof. Behringer and Others Awarded Research Grant

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Prof. Bob Behringer and collaborators Bulbul Chakroborty (Brandeis) and Corey O'Hern (Yale) have been awarded a W. M. Keck Foundation Science and Engineering Research Grant for their study "Self-Assembly in the Macro-World". This project will involve studies to understand the jamming transition and... Read More »

Prof. Horst Meyer Will Be Honored on Founders' Day, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Physics Professor Horst Meyer, Fritz London Professor Emeritus, will be receiving the University Medal at Founders' Day this year on Friday, September 19, 2014. Please click here for event details.

Prof. Gauthier Delivers Lecture in Scotland

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Prof. Daniel Gauthier gave a lecture at the at the Experimental Chaos and Complexity (ECC) Conference on his research on "Autonomous Boolean networks for experimental network science and chimera states." The conference was attended by approximately 100 people from the diverse and interdisciplinary... Read More »

Ice Cream Experiment Photo from the Department Picnic

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Physics Department picnic was held on Saturday, August 23 to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the Fall semester. Graduate student Agheal Abedzadeh shared this terrific photo of fellow graduate students Gleb Sinev and Nick Haynes preparing ice cream with liquid nitrogen.

Article on Novel Solid Phase Highlighted as PRE Editor's Suggestion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A paper by a group led by Prof. Joshua Socolar to Physical Review E has been highlighted as an Editor's Suggestion. Entitled "Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models," the paper describes the theory of formation of an ordered solid that is not a periodic crystal. Read it here. The lead... Read More »

Plesser's Balancing Act

Monday, August 25, 2014
The department held its annual picnic at Duke Forest this past Saturday, August 23. It was a success as usual and included a new activity: tightrope walking! Here is a photo of Prof. Ronen Plesser showing off his balancing skills. Thank you to Prof. Mark Kruse for sharing this image.

BioPhysics Major Zhu Features Her Duke Engage Experience

Monday, August 25, 2014
Biophysics major Olivia Zhu has written an essay on her Duke Engage experience for the Duke Research Blog. Read the story "Summer Restoration in a Bolivian Winter" here.

Cao Passes Doctoral Dissertation

Friday, August 22, 2014
Shanshan Cao successfully defended his dissertation "Heavy Flavor Dynamics in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions" and earned his PhD on Monday, August 18, 2014. Cao's advisor is Prof. Steffen Bass.

Prof. Barbeau Welcomes A Son

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Prof. Phil Barbeau and his wife Sarah welcomed their son, Emmett Thomas Barbeau, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Emmett weighed 10 lbs, 3 oz. Both Sarah and Emmett are doing great. Congratulations to Phil and Sarah!

Prof. Kotwal Appointed US Coordinator for VLHC

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been appointed the US Coordinator for a global effort to motivate and design a new proton-proton collider of much higher energy than the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) currently operating at CERN.   Prof. Kotwal has recently concluded studies that motivate a... Read More »