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.

The Duke University Physics Department: Six Big Questions

Monday, August 29, 2011
Physics is a mature and evolving scientific discipline, which has witnessed many breakthroughs. In the 21st century, physics is poised for more discoveries and breakthroughs, many of which will come out of interdisciplinary research and teaching. In the last several years, faculty in our department... Read More »

Assistant Professor Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at Duke

Monday, August 29, 2011
The Department of Physics at Duke University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, broadly defined. The appointment begins in fall 2012. The successful candidate should show a strong... Read More »

T2K Result Published in PRL

Thursday, August 25, 2011
The recent result of the T2K experiment has now been published in Physics Review Letters and was also selected for a Viewpoint article. Read the article "Indication of Electron Neutrino Appearance from an Accelerator-Produced Off-Axis Muon Neutrino Beam" here and the Viewpoint here.

Grad Student Mueller Wins DNDO Award

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Graduate student Jon Mueller has received the Inaugural Best Student Presentation Award for his presentation at the annual Domestic Nuclear Detection (DNDO) Academic Research Initiative (ARI) Grantees Conference. April’s meeting of the DNDO was the first year that graduate students were able to... Read More »

New Faculty Positions

Monday, August 22, 2011
As we start the new school year several faculty are beginning new positions in the department. This summer Prof. Dan Gauthier stepped down as Chairperson after a five year term and Prof. Richard Palmer stepped down as Director of Graduate Studies. On June 28, the Physics Department held a... Read More »

Chang and Gao attend 7th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide

Friday, August 19, 2011
Earlier this month Profs. Albert Chang and Haiyan Gao attended an extremely successful conference, the 7th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide - International Conference on Physics Education and Frontier Physics. At the last plenary session on Education where Prof. Chang spoke, more than... Read More »

New ATLAS paper submitted by Kotwal's team

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
At the LHC, Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal is heading up the ATLAS experiment's research team on searches for Zprime bosons. In August this ATLAS group submitted a new paper on this research to Physical Review Letters. This is the world's most sensitive search for Zprime bosons, which are new kinds of... Read More »