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Prof. Charbonneau Takes a Second Crack at Understanding Glass

Prof. Charbonneau Takes a Second Crack at Understanding Glass

Friday, August 31, 2012
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau and collaborators have taken another crack at understanding the nature of glass. Their latest simulations show that a key theoretical assumption taken to explain the molecular structure of glass is wrong. See PNAS here and a Duke research report here.

Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Experimental Nuclear Physics at Duke University

Friday, August 31, 2012
The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of experimental nuclear physics, broadly defined.  Current research in the department in this area includes... Read More »
2012 Mary Creason Memorial Awards

2012 Mary Creason Memorial Awards

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Graduate students Cate Marcoux and Kevin Finelli are winners of the 2012 Mary Creason Memorial Award for Undergraduate Teaching for outstanding teaching in the introductory physics laboratories at Duke University. Congratulations!
First Group From Shandong University Arrives at Duke

First Group From Shandong University Arrives at Duke

Monday, August 27, 2012
Duke University and Shangdong University (SDU) signed a five-year agreement in May 2012 to have five students annually from Taishan College at Shandong University come to Duke Physics for their junior year. Shandong University (SDU) is located in the city of Jinan, capital of Shandong province,... Read More »
Prof. Kruse Gives Public Talk to Packed Auditorium

Prof. Kruse Gives Public Talk to Packed Auditorium

Monday, August 27, 2012
NOTE: SOME LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN On July 12, Prof. Mark Kruse gave a public lecture on "Why we care about the Large Hadron Collider" to an almost full 600+ capacity auditorium in Auckland, New Zealand. The poster for the talk, and a crowd shot are shown. The lecture generated a lot of... Read More »
Duke Undergraduate Student Wins Outstanding Research Award

Duke Undergraduate Student Wins Outstanding Research Award

Monday, August 27, 2012
The US ATLAS Collaboration held its annual workshop at the University of Michigan on August 13-15, 2012. This meeting is used to review the status of current measurements at the Large Hadron Collider being made using data collected by the ATLAS detector. Several Duke students presented results of... Read More »
Students Attend Gordon Research Conference

Students Attend Gordon Research Conference

Friday, August 24, 2012
Graduate students Hannah Guilbert, Meizhen Shi, and Bonnie Schmittberger in Prof. Dan Gauthier's group, graduate student Huaixiu Zheng in Prof. Harold Baranger's group, and former Duke undergraduate Physics major Crystal Senko attended a Gordon Research Conference at Stonehill College in Easton,... Read More »
Prof. Kotwal to Serve on ATLAS Upgrade Physics Committee

Prof. Kotwal to Serve on ATLAS Upgrade Physics Committee

Friday, August 24, 2012
Following the discovery of the Higgs-like Boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), discussions have begun to plan a major upgrade of the accelerator and the LHC experiments to increase the collision rate by a factor of ten. Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been asked to join the Upgrade Physics Committee... Read More »
Graduate Student Kevin Finelli Presents at Major Conference Down Under, Interviewed on Young Scientist Panel

Graduate Student Kevin Finelli Presents at Major Conference Down Under, Interviewed on Young Scientist Panel

Thursday, August 16, 2012
NOTE: LINK HAS BECOME BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN Graduate student Kevin Finelli, working in the Duke High-Energy Particle Physics (HEP) group with his advisor Prof. Mark Kruse, spent much of the summer in Australia working on his thesis project, an analysis of ATLAS data at the Large Hadron... Read More »
New Endowed Postdoctoral Fellowship (London Post-Doctoral Fellowship) in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

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 »

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