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 »

Petters Featured on Duke Research Blog

Friday, November 18, 2011
Prof. Arlie Petters (primary appointment: Mathematics) was featured on Duke Research Blog in a story by Ashley Yeager "Prescription lens brings spinning black holes into focus." You can read the story by clicking here.

Graduate Student Yingyi Zhang Wins Award in Mahato Photo Contest

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
NOTE: SOME LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN Graduate student Yingyi Zhang has won the People’s Choice Award in the 2011 Mahato Memorial Event Photo Contest sponsored by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Graduate School. Zhang’s photo shows the red fluorescent light... Read More »

Grad student Mehta travels to Switzerland for conference, visit to CERN

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
In September, graduate student Abhiji Mehta travelled to Lausanne, Switzerland to attend a workshop on Continuum Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) Methods sponsored by CECAM (the Centre européen de calcul atomique et moléculaire) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.  His travel was... Read More »

Prof. Charbonneau published in Physical Review Letters

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau has a new paper in Physical Review Letters titled "Glass Transition and Random Close Packing above Three Dimensions." Click here to read the abstract. Click here to read an article on the Duke Research website about Charbonneau's paper.

Alum Uses Remote Sensing to Make Sense of Ocean Basins

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
At right: Will Sager on the R/V Marcus G. Langseth research ship with Honolulu in the background, just before heading out to Shatsky Rise in the Pacific, July 2010.   When Will Sager was majoring in physics at Duke, he wanted to go into astronomy, but an intro... Read More »

Prof. Thomas Wins Beams Award

Monday, October 24, 2011
John Thomas, Fritz London Professor Emeritus, has won the Jesse W. Beams Award, given by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society for significant and meritorious research. The award was presented on October 21, 2011, at the conference banquet of the 78th Annual Meeting of SESAPS in... Read More »

Grad Student Zeng Receives Visiting Scholarship

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Zeng with the CDF DetectorProf. Ashutosh Kotwal's graduate student, Yu Zeng, has received the Universities Research Association's Visiting Scholarship for his research on the CDF experiment at Fermilab. He is pursuing the world's most precise measurement of the W boson mass. This measurement will... Read More »