Gao Named Henry Newson Professor of Physics

Friday, May 4, 2012
Prof. Haiyan Gao was named the Henry Newson Professor of Physics in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2012. Please congratulate her on this richly-deserved honor! Read the Duke Today announcement here.

Kotwal’s Group’s W Boson Mass Measurement featured on the cover of PRL

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal's group's measurement of the W boson mass, which is the world's most precise and makes a definitive prediction of the Higgs boson mass, has been published in Physical Review Letters. It can be read here. It is an Editor's recommendation and a short synopsis from the PRL... Read More »

Cao and Zheng Receive 2011 Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Physics graduate students Chenglin Cao and Wangzhi Zheng received the 2011 outstanding graduate student award from the Ministry of Education of China. This award is dedicated to Chinese graduate students studying abroad. There are a total of 495 students that received this award in 2011. They are... Read More »

Kruse a New Bass Fellow

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Prof. Mark Kruse has been named a new Bass Fellow and has been added to the Bass Chairs webpage under the "Meet the Fellows" tab.

Mueller Elected to Board of Directors of ORAU

Friday, April 27, 2012
Prof. Berndt Mueller was elected to the Board of Directors for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Read the news release here.

Prof. Tornow Gives Invited Talk

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Prof. Werner Tornow gave an invited talk at the April Meeting of the American Physical Society in Atlanta with the title “Overview of Measurements Related to Three-Nucleon Force Effects.”

Former Researcher Raut's HIGS Research Published

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Dr. Rajarshi Raut, former Research Associate in  Prof. Werner Tornow’s research group, is the first author of a Physical Review Letter article [PRL 108, 042502 (2012)] about the measurement of the photodisintegration cross section of 4He. This work was carried out at TUNL’s High-Intensity... Read More »

The Department Celebrates the New Hertha Sponer Biography

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On April 5, 2012, the Department of Physics celebrated the unveiling of the English version of Prof. Hertha Sponer's biography, which is now available both as an e-book and as paperback and hardback. The well-attended event included introductory remarks by Dean Robert Calderbank, Dean Laurie Patton... Read More »

Behringer and Leadbetter Conduct Science Outreach

Monday, April 23, 2012
Prof. Bob Behringer and Lab Administrator Derek Leadbetter did some exciting science outreach during the month of March. On March 7th, Bob--with Derek behind the scenes--and Profs. Warren Warren and Ken Lyle from Chemistry presented a program "Science Magic" to 70 Duke Campus Club members.... Read More »

Graduate Student Chen Zhou Wins Argonne National Laboratory Fellowship

Friday, April 20, 2012
Second-year physics graduate student Chen Zhou, has won an Argonne ATLAS Analysis Support Center competitive fellowship designed to support ATLAS graduate students to work with, and at, the analysis center at Argonne National Laboratory. Fellows are expected to take part in ATLAS analysis and/or... Read More »