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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 »

KamLAND-Zen Started Zero-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay Search

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Werner Tornow After discovering reactor neutrino oscillations, determining the heat produced by radioactive decays in the interior of the Earth, determining the extraterrestrial high-energy anti-neutrino flux on Earth, and studying solar neutrinos with the KamLAND detector, on... Read More »

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 »

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