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 »

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The 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 universe. Chen Zhou, a Duke... 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.

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 »