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President Brodhead Visits the Behringer Lab

Friday, April 20, 2012
On February 4, 2012, Duke University President Richard Brodhead visited the Physics Department and in particular, explored the mysteries of granular materials. He began his visit by trying a simple granular experiment on his own, with a little help from Prof. Bob Behringer. Jie Ren, a Ph.D. student... Read More »

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 »

Alum Works as Diagnostic Physicist at Cleveland Clinic

Thursday, April 12, 2012
After earning her undergraduate degree in physics at Duke in 2007, Katie West Hulme earned a master’s degree in medical physics at MD Anderson in Texas. She says she thought about going to physics graduate school, but was looking for something more applied. Then she read an article in Duke Magazine... Read More »

Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program

Thursday, April 12, 2012
“The contribution of physics to medicine has been spectacular,” says Prof. James Dobbins, III. “What if you went to a hospital and there were no X-rays, no CT, no MRI, no radiation therapy, no nuclear medicine, no molecular imaging? What would medicine be like?” Dobbins is the director of the Duke... 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!

Kotwal Interviewed by Wired

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

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 »

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