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Buchler Featured on Duke Today

Monday, March 12, 2012
Research conducted by the DARPA grant recently awarded to Prof. Nicolas Buchler is featured on the Duke Today website. Read "Unwinding Nature's Clocks" here. Read more about Buchler receiving the DARPA grant here.

Accurate Computations Near a Fermionic Quantum Critical Point

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Understanding quantum critical behavior in strongly correlated fermion systems is an exciting contemporary topic of research, that arises in condensed matter, nuclear and particle physics. Although Monte Carlo calculations offer a first-principles approach to the problem, accurate computations near... Read More »

Best Appointed to BPAC

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Durham Board of County Commissioners has appointed Duke Physics Administrative Manager Randy Best to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission as the representative for Duke University. He will begin participation in the next meeting, March 20. Congratulations, Randy!

New Results from CDF

Thursday, March 1, 2012
A special scientific seminar on the W Mass measurement from CDF took place February 23 at Fermi Lab. The speaker was Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal. Read the press release here and the article "Higgs Boson Gets New Mass Limit" in Duke Today here. Congratulations to Ashutosh, the team and other CDF... Read More »

Arce Receives Career Enhancement Fellowship

Friday, February 24, 2012
Prof. Ayana Arce has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Duke Physics at the APS March Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Duke University Physics is represented by 42 papers at the APS March Meeting this year. Using the APS's "affiliation" search function, here is a webpage with a list of all of our papers. You can see that a wide variety of work from several departments at Duke is represented. Thank you to Prof.... Read More »

Tsai's Figure Chosen as Kaleidoscope Figure

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Graduate student Hung-Ming Tsai's figure in his PhD publication "Entropy production and equilibration in Yang-Mills quantum mechanics" was chosen by Physical Review E as "Kaleidoscope" figure. View the image here and read the paper here.

The First Year in the Graduate Program at Duke Physics

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What do first-year graduate students like about Duke Physics? “It’s a strong department—strong in many different areas,” says Meg Shea, who earned her BS at Yale. “Here there are lots of options.” Shea likes the structured way in which the department introduces new graduate students to all the... Read More »

Buchler Receives DARPA Funding

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Prof. Nicolas Buchler has received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), entitled “Biochronicity: Time, Evolution, Networks.” The goal is to automate the discovery of periodic processes in Biology at the cellular level. It is an interdisciplinary project involving... Read More »

Spinning Quarks Yield Clues to Orbital Motion

Monday, February 6, 2012
In a new Physical Review Letters paper (J. Huang et al., PRL108, 052001 (2012), [link], co-authored by members in Prof. Haiyan Gao's Medium Energy Physics Group, new measurements of novel spin phenomena provide the first experimental indication of a partial alignment of quark spin along the... Read More »

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