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First Science Fair of the Year Success for Outreach Group

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
January 25, 2012 was the first science fair of the spring semester for the physics outreach group. Physics graduate student Kristine Callan, undergraduates Lauren Musso (physics), Hunter Douglas (engineering), and Chad Liu (engineering) accompanied Derek Leadbetter to host Duke's physics demo... Read More »

Alumni Profile Collection

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Browse through our collection of stories about alumni of both our undergraduate and graduate programs at Duke Physics. Keep in touch! Email us with your news. Sheila Brown Bailey, undergrad 1967, is a photovoltaic researcher at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. Joshua Bienfang, undergrad 1994,... Read More »

Howell to Chair Search Committee for New Grad School Dean

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Prof. Calvin Howell will chair the committee to search for a new dean of the Graduate School at Duke. Read the article "Howell to Chair Committee Searching for New Graduate School Dean" on Duke Today's website here. This new chair will succeed the late Jo Rae Wright. Read a tribute to Wright in the... Read More »

Hastings' Paper Featured Widely

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Prof. Matthew Hastings had a paper published in Science this month. You can read "Universal Signatures of Fractionalized Quantum Critical Points" online here. Hastings was also featured in a Duke Today articles "Electron's Negativity Cut in Half by Supercomputer" as well as the front page of The... Read More »

Kotwal's Thesis Famous

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal's PhD thesis on "Proton and deuteron structure functions in muon scattering at 470-GeV'' is now a "famous paper" according to citation count. Read it here.

Undergrads Receive Silver Medal

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
An undergraduate team of three students, Zongjin Qian, Peter Zhu, and Josh Loyal won a silver medal in the "University Physics Competition," which is described here.

Prof. Behringer Featured in Nature and Duke Today

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Prof. Robert Behringer was featured in a December 14, 2011 article in Duke Today titled "Stress Causes Clogs in Coffee and Coal." You can read it online here. If you have a subscription to Nature or are on campus you can see the paper here and here.

Theoretical Physics Research on RENCI Site

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Research done by the Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics group is currently being featured on the homepage of RENCI, the Rennaissance Computing Institute at UNC. The story contains some nice videos which have been created in collaboration with visualization specialists at UNC. Read the article... Read More »

T2K Oscillation Results Chosen in the Top 10 Physics Breakthroughs of 2011

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The electron neutrino appearance results from the Tokai-to-Kamioka experiment reported in June have been selected as one of the top 10 breakthroughs in physics by Physics World magazine. Read the story here.

Physics Graduate Students Win Duke Fellowships

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Every year the graduate school uses various types of endowments to give out fellowships to outstanding graduate students. These fellowships are both merit and need based. This year four graduate students from the physics department were nominated by the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) based on... Read More »

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