Hertha Sponer Event

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012 Location: LoveAuditorium, LSRC 2:30 PM– Unveiling the English version of Hertha Sponer’s biography, sponsored by the Physics Department and Arts and Sciences Opening session (15 min) – Opening remarks by Dean Laurie Patton, introduced by Dean Robert Calderbank... Read More »

Broadband Slow Light Paper Highlighted

Monday, April 2, 2012
Members of the optics lab Rui Zhang, Joel Greenberg and Prof. Daniel Gauthier along with Prof. M.C. Fischer from Chemistry had their recent paper "Controllable ultra-broadband slow light in a warm Rubidium vapor" (2011) selected as a notable Atomic and Molecular Physics paper by the Journal of... Read More »

Albert Defends Thesis

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
On Friday, March 23, graduate student Joshua Albert successfully defended his thesis. The picture at left depicts him with his adviser Prof. Chris Walter at his post-defense party. Congratulations, Josh!

Cao Defends Thesis

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Congratulations to graduate student Chenglin Cao who successfully defended his thesis on March 21. Cao's adviser Prof. John Thomas said "I brought a bottle of Tempranillo to celebrate... and several of Chenglin's friends as well as Bob [Behringer] and Steffen [Bass] stopped by, so we had a nice... Read More »

Gao Sees Universe in a Neutron

Friday, March 16, 2012
Prof. and Chair Haiyan Gao was featured in a Duke Today article "Physics Chair Sees Entire Universe in a Neutron." Read the article here.

Today: Gao Will Participate in Live Webcast

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Today at noon, Prof. Haiyan Gao will participate in a live webcast interview, for which viewers are invited to submit questions in advance or during the show. Send in questions by email, Twitter (#dukelive) or Facebook! Watch the webcast live here. Photo Credit: Megan Morr, Duke Photography

Gao Featured on EurekAlert! Website

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Professor and Chair Haiyan Gao was recently interviewed for an In the Spotlight feature on EurekAlert!'s website. Read the article "Brain drain (and gain) is an outdated notion for China" here.

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!