Update on Students' Work in Behringer Lab

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
At right: PhD student Abe Clark in the Behringer Lab   During this past summer, five students, including a Duke undergraduate and four students from local high schools, worked in the Behringer Lab in the Department of Physics at Duke. Each student had an independent project, and was... Read More »

Buchler Receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Prof. Nicolas Buchler won the National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award "based on his innovative approach to study how individual cells can "learn" patterns from their environment." Read the full article in Duke Today here.

Chinese-American Collaboration in Hadron Physics Bears Fruit

Monday, September 19, 2011
At right: Prof. Gao and her former Ph.D. student Xin Qian, currently a Millikan Fellow at Caltech. Xin gave an invited talk at this workshop. Prof. Haiyan Gao, the new chair of Duke Physics, is working on several fronts to encourage collaboration among physicists in... Read More »

News from Prof. Behringer's former group members

Friday, September 16, 2011
In the past six months, four former students or post-docs of Prof. Robert Behringer have received tenure or other honors. They are as follows: Karen Daniels, NC State Corey O'Hern, Yale Jeff Olafsen and his wife Linda Blue, Baylor Matthias Sperl now has a permanent position as... Read More »

Huaixiu Zheng wins John T. Chambers Scholar Award

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Prof. Harold Baranger is delighted to announce that his student and fourth year graduate student Huaixiu Zheng has won a prestigious Duke award: the John T. Chambers Scholar award of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) which is part of the Pratt School of Engineering. Huaixiu's main work... Read More »

2011 Physics Picnic Photos

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Prof. Richard Palmer has shared his photos from the annual Duke Physics picnic that took place on Sunday, August 28th. See all the photos on our Flickr site here.

Prof. Baranger, "Chaire d'Excellence"

Monday, September 12, 2011
Prof. Harold Baranger has taken a visiting position called a "Chaire d'Excellence" at the Nanosciences Foundation in Grenoble France in order to develop a collaboration with Grenoble researchers on the topic "Correlations and Transport Far from Equilibrium at the Nanoscale." The position is... Read More »

Duke Physics hosts Physics for Females

Thursday, September 8, 2011
On June 6 students, postdocs and faculty members worked together to coordinate an outreach event for female high school students called "Physics for Females." Several Duke students, postdocs, staff, and professors volunteered to help with the event. The students were able to go on lab tours, hear a... Read More »

Kotwal's team's research featured on Duke's Research blog

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Duke's Research blog has posted an article about the ATLAS Zprime boson and Graviton search by Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal's team. The team recently submitted their paper on their findings to Physical Review Letters. You can read the article "Z-prime search may hurdle Higgs hunt" by Ashley Yeager here... Read More »

David Smith in Physics

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Prof. David Smith received press on his Physics Review Letters' August publication with Yaroslav A. Urzhumov "Fluid Flow Control with Transformation Media." Read the Physics article "Leave No Trace" here.