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
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 geology course opened up a new vista. “I took Geo... 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 »

Grad Student Zhou, One of Last Physicists at Controls of CDF Experiment

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Zhou in the CDF control roomThe Tevatron proton-antiproton collider at Fermilab was shut down on September 30. The experiments recording the collision data, CDF and D-zero ceased operation after more than twenty years of producing results that have significantly advanced our understanding of the... Read More »

Hannah Petersen Selected for Helmholtz Young Investigator program

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In September Visiting Assistant Professor Hannah Petersen was selected by the Helmholtz Association in Germany to lead a Young Investigator Group. This program offers the possibility to young scientists within 2-6 years after having received their PhD degree to build their own research group. The... Read More »

Prof. Chang Featured in Duke Today

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Prof. Albert Chang's work was featured in the Duke Today article "Scientists Observe How Superconducting Nanowires Lose Resistance-Free State." Click here to read the story.

September 2011 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The September 2011 Newsletter was sent out to our email newsletter subscribers today. You can read it online by clicking here. If you are not yet subscribed you can sign up directly on this website in the right hand column or email us.

Update on Students' Work in Behringer Lab

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
PhD student Abe Clark in the Behringer LabDuring 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 teamed with either Duke post... 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.