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2014 Annual Newsletter

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The 2014 annual Duke Physics Department newsletter is here! It should arrive to your mail boxes soon. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send us your address. If you prefer to read online, please click here for the pdf.

Summer 2014 E-Newsletter

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Summer 2014 e-newsletter is out now! Click here to read about what we have been up to during the past few months. Would you like to receive our news directly to your email inbox? Please write to us to be added to our mailing list.

Two Graduate Students Pass Final Dissertations

Monday, August 4, 2014
Congratulations to the following students who have recently passed their final dissertations: Mauricio Pilo-Pais, "Â Metallic Nanstructures Based on Self-Assembling DNA Templates for Studying Optical Phenomena" on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Pilo-Pais' advisor is Prof. Gleb Finkelstein.... Read More »

New Faculty Profile: Thomas Barthel

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In July 2015, Thomas Barthel will join the Duke faculty as the Charles H. Townes Assistant Professor of Physics. Barthel studies the quantum mechanics of many-particle systems using computer simulations and analytical techniques. “I like to solve problems which either have high technological... Read More »

New Assistant Professor Sara Haravifard

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sara Haravifard has enjoyed experimenting with magnets and phase changes her whole life. As a little girl, she loved to watch boiling water jiggle the lid of a pot. “I was amazed at how water changes to a different phase and there is energy involved that can move things,” she said. At school, she... Read More »

Kotwal Lectures at CTEQ Summer School, IHEP and Tsinghua University

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal recently lectured at the CTEQ Summer School on Particle Physics, which was hosted by Peking University this year in Beijing. He lectured on QCD and Electroweak Phenomenology. During the same trip, he gave a colloquium at Tsinghua University and a seminar at the Institute... Read More »

Dannenberg Publishes Research in Physical Review Letters

Friday, July 11, 2014
A paper describing Paul Dannenberg's (Physics '13) undergraduate research on noise-induced transitions in nonlinear systems has recently appeared in Physical Review Letters. The paper is titled "Steering Most Probable Escape Paths by Varying Relative Noise Intensities" and can be viewed here. This... Read More »

Duke Physicists at Neutrino 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Neutrino 2014 conference which was held in Boston this year is the premier conference in neutrino physics and is held biannually. Duke faculty, researchers and students played a highly visible role in this year's meeting. Prof. Chris Walter gave the T2K experiment's talk and Prof. Kate... Read More »

T2K Experiment Video Explaining New Neutrino Flavor Appearance

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Earlier this year the T2K experiment announced an important new result where the appearance of a new neutrino flavor in an oscillation experiment was definitively seen for the first time. You can see the earlier physics news item here. The T2K experiment has now produced a video explaining the... Read More »

Plesser Interviewed by Duke Today

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Prof. Ronen Plesser was featured on the Duke Today site. Read the interview "Hooked on Stars, Planets and Gravitational Waves" here.

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