The First Year in the Graduate Program at Duke Physics

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
What do first-year graduate students like about Duke Physics? “It’s a strong department—strong in many different areas,” says Meg Shea, who earned her BS at Yale. “Here there are lots of options.” Shea likes the structured way in which the department introduces new graduate students to all the... Read More »

Buchler Receives DARPA Funding

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Prof. Nicolas Buchler has received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), entitled “Biochronicity: Time, Evolution, Networks.” The goal is to automate the discovery of periodic processes in Biology at the cellular level. It is an interdisciplinary project involving... Read More »

Spinning Quarks Yield Clues to Orbital Motion

Monday, February 6, 2012
In a new Physical Review Letters paper (J. Huang et al., PRL108, 052001 (2012), [link], co-authored by members in Prof. Haiyan Gao's Medium Energy Physics Group, new measurements of novel spin phenomena provide the first experimental indication of a partial alignment of quark spin along the... Read More »

Optics Group Featured in PRL, Cohen Interviewed

Friday, February 3, 2012
Prof. Daniel Gauthier, postdoc Hugo Calvalcante and graduate student Seth Cohen's paper "Subwavelength Position Sensing Using Nonlinear Feedback and Wave Chaos" was recently published in Physics Review Letters. The article was selected as an editor's suggestion and Cohen was interviewed by Duke... Read More »

Charbonneau Published in PRL

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau and collaborators have taken another crack at the glass problem. Read the paper "Geometrical Frustration and Static Correlations in a Simple Glass Former" on Physical Review Letters website here.

First Science Fair of the Year Success for Outreach Group

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
January 25, 2012 was the first science fair of the spring semester for the physics outreach group. Physics graduate student Kristine Callan, undergraduates Lauren Musso (physics), Hunter Douglas (engineering), and Chad Liu (engineering) accompanied Derek Leadbetter to host Duke's physics demo... Read More »

Alumni Profile Collection

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Browse through our collection of stories about alumni of both our undergraduate and graduate programs at Duke Physics. Keep in touch! Email us with your news. Sheila Brown Bailey, undergrad 1967, is a photovoltaic researcher at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. Joshua Bienfang, undergrad 1994,... Read More »

Howell to Chair Search Committee for New Grad School Dean

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Prof. Calvin Howell will chair the committee to search for a new dean of the Graduate School at Duke. Read the article "Howell to Chair Committee Searching for New Graduate School Dean" on Duke Today's website here. This new chair will succeed the late Jo Rae Wright. Read a tribute to Wright in the... Read More »

Hastings' Paper Featured Widely

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Prof. Matthew Hastings had a paper published in Science this month. You can read "Universal Signatures of Fractionalized Quantum Critical Points" online here. Hastings was also featured in a Duke Today articles "Electron's Negativity Cut in Half by Supercomputer" as well as the front page of The... Read More »

Kotwal's Thesis Famous

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal's PhD thesis on "Proton and deuteron structure functions in muon scattering at 470-GeV'' is now a "famous paper" according to citation count. Read it here.