New Endowed Postdoctoral Fellowship (London Post-Doctoral Fellowship) in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Friday, August 10, 2012
The Physics department is very happy to announce the creation of London Post-Doctoral Fellowship, which has been endowed by an anonymous donor. The Fellowship is intended to support an outstanding scientist in experimental condensed matter physics, broadly defined, and to honor the lifetime... Read More »

Duke Physicists Published in Nature

Monday, August 6, 2012
The paper "Quantum phase transition in a resonant level coupled to interacting leads" by Prof. Gleb Finkelstein's Electronic Nanostructure Group with Prof. Harold Baranger's group has been just published in Nature. Read it online here and see the Duke Today feature "Electromagnetic 'Swamps" Don't... Read More »

Duke Physics is a Family Tradition for Chip and Anne Watson

Monday, August 6, 2012
Like father, like daughter. Both Chip Watson and his daughter Anne Watson love physics and computer science and don’t like having to choose between the two. They both love traveling to China to teach English to high school students. And they both chose Duke for postgraduate work in physics. Chip... Read More »

Grad Student Huang Awarded JSA/JLab Fellowship

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Graduate student, Min Huang has been awarded the Jefferson Sciences Associates (JSA)/JLab Graduate Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. This is the second time that Min has received this award. She previously received it in the 2011/2012 academic year. Recently, Min also attended and gave an... Read More »

Hastings Named Simons Foundation Investigator

Friday, July 27, 2012
Prof. Matthew Hastings has been named one of twenty-one Simons Foundations Investigators. The award recognizes Hastings’ work in mathematical physics and quantum information theory on fundamental problem of interacting quantum systems. Read the Duke Today article here and see the Simons... Read More »

Mueller Co-Writes Review on Recreating the Conditions During the Start of the Universe

Monday, July 23, 2012
A review by Prof. Berndt Mueller and Barbara Jacak (Stony Brook University) was published in the the July 20th issue of Science. You can read an article about it in the "Primordial 'Soup' of Big Bang Theory Recreated" on LiveScience's website here. Prof. Jacak will be our first colloquium... Read More »

Alumna Attends Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and Serves on Panel

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Alumna Amanda Peters Randles who got an undergraduate degree in Physics and Computer Science in 2005 was was selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics on June 25 (link).  She was also selected to be on a panel there discussing the role of collaboration in... Read More »

LHC Detector Construction at Duke

Thursday, July 12, 2012
NOTE: SOME LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN   Part of the ATLAS experiment at CERN was built here in the physics building at Duke. You can read more about the inner detector construction here and below you can also see several pictures of Duke personnel installing the... Read More »

Duke Physicists and Students Contributed to the New Discovery at LHC

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
NOTE: SOME LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKE DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN Physicists are one step closer to discovering the Higgs boson. The Duke ATLAS group has made substantial contributions toward the discovery at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. Read the following two articles on Duke... Read More »

Prof. Kotwal Chairs Duke Information Technology Committee

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been appointed the Chair of Duke University's Information Technology Advisory Committee for a two-year term starting June 2012. This committee reviews and advises the University on all matters related to information technology on campus, from email to research... Read More »