Using a Physics PhD in the Medical Technology Industry

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tom Savard, who earned his PhD in physics at Duke in 1998, now works at St. Jude Medical in St. Paul, where he is Director of Advanced Process Development-Systems for the Atrial Fibrillation Division. While at Duke, Savard studied resonance imaging of trapped atoms with Prof. John Thomas. He... Read More »

Zheng Defends Thesis

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
On Tuesday, April 10, graduate student Wangzhi Zheng successfully defended his thesis. The photo depicts Dr. Zheng with his advisor Prof. Haiyan Gao. Congratulations!

Hertha Sponer Event

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012Location: LoveAuditorium, LSRC2:30 PM– Unveiling the English version of Hertha Sponer’s biography, sponsored by the Physics Department and Arts and SciencesOpening session (15 min) – Opening remarks by Dean Laurie Patton, introduced by Dean Robert CalderbankPresentation of... Read More »

Kotwal Interviewed by Wired

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal recently gave an interview about his latest research at Fermilab for the publication in their Wired Science section. You can read the article "Physicists Pinpoint W Boson, Narrow Search for Higgs" here.

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 »

March E-Newsletter Online

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The March 2012 e-newsletter is now online. Click here to read more! Do you have news share? Please send your story and photo submissions to the Physics News Team.

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