Duke-JLab Plant Instrumentation R&D featured on DOE Pulse

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
TUNL's instrumentation development work done in collaboration with the detector group at Jefferson Laboratory was recently featured in the DOE Pulse. The DOE Pulse is an online newsletter that highlights science and technology at DOE National Laboratories. You can read the story online here.

New HIGS Result Spotlighted by APS

Monday, December 5, 2011
Alumni Seth Henshaw ('10) and his Duke colleagues in TUNL Profs. Henry Weller and Mohammad Ahmed's recent Physics Review Letter 107, 222501 (2011): A New Method for Precise Determination of the Isovector Quadrupole Resonances in Nuclei (Henshaw, Ahmed, Feldman, Nathan, Weller) has been highlighted... Read More »

Nasser Demir Appointed as Assistant Professor of Physics at Kuwait University

Monday, December 5, 2011
Nasser Demir earned his Ph.D in 2010 working with Prof. Steffen A. Bass. During the 2010-2011 academic year he was an Instructor in the Physics Department involved with teaching Physics 54 and Physics 62. Dr. Demir has recently officially been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Physics... Read More »

Duke Physics at SESAPS 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011
The Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) annual meeting (SESAPS 2011) was held Oct. 19-22 in Roanoke, VA. The meeting was hosted by Virginia Tech and over 295 people attended. Prof. Roxanne Springer was the chair of the program committee as part of her duties as Chair-... Read More »

Prof. Curtarolo and Postdoc Compiled "Cookbook"

Friday, December 2, 2011
Prof. Stefano Curtarolo and Shidong Wang, a postdoc in Curtarolo's lab, have a paper in the journal Physics Review X about a new materials "cookbook" they have compiled. The cookbook contains information to help scientists and engineers combine elements to create thermoelectric devices. "We have... Read More »

Ten Years Under the Stars

Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Duke Teaching Observatory was established in the fall of 2002 with funds from Provost of Arts and Sciences and the Physics Department. The Observatory is located in a clearing in the Duke Forest about 4.5 miles from West Campus. The observatory is an important part of the student experience in... Read More »

Two Great Places for Making Just About Anything: The Duke Physics Instrument Shop and the Staff Machine Shop

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When in need of a custom-designed tissue press, a mouse-exposure chamber, an umbilical cord blood collector, photoelastic disks, or almost any other apparatus made of metal or plastic, those in the know turn to the Duke Physics Instrument Shop. “We do all types of plastic and metals works,” says... Read More »

Prof. Kruse Gives Invited Talk at Rutherford Centennial Colloquium at CERN, Geneva

Monday, November 28, 2011
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ernest Rutherford's discovery of the atomic nucleus using alpha-particle scattering experiments. The event was celebrated at CERN in Switzerland on November 15 by an afternoon colloquium, which was webcast live worldwide. The full program of talks can... Read More »

TUNL Outreach Activities Update

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Calvin Howell - The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is involved with activities associated with the Nuclear Science Merit Badge of the Boy Scouts of America. As part of this outreach to young people, TUNL offers science presentations, hands-on activities and... Read More »

Physics Department Holds First Music Recital

Monday, November 21, 2011
On November 2, about fifty people attended the Physics Department's first Music Recital, which provided an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and friends of the Physics Department to perform a variety of pieces spanning classical music to folk music to electronic music to jazz. The... Read More »