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 »

Duke Alum Works at the Intersection of Physics and Sociology

Monday, August 15, 2011
What’s an alumnus of the Duke Physics department doing as a post-doc in the sociology department at the University of Chicago? Ask Jacob Foster ’03, who is doing just that. “Many of the most interesting and challenging problems for people who want to work on complex systems are in the social... Read More »

Duke Undergrads Spend Summer at LHC

Friday, August 12, 2011
Seven undergraduates from the Duke Physics department spent time this summer working and learning at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland: Alex Bodel, Alejandro Cortese, Will DiClemente, Laura Dodd, Andrew Ferante, Josh Loyal, and Zongjin Qian. In addition four... Read More »

Alum Sally Dawson joins APS leadership team

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Alumna Sally Dawson (B.S. Physics and Mathematics, 1977) of Brookhaven National Laboratory was elected by APS members as the chair-elect of the nominating committee for the new term beginning January 1, 2012. The election results may be found here and Dr. Dawson's biography and statement here.

Duke Physics at PANIC 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Prof. Haiyan Gao at PANIC11 | Photo courtesy of Justin Knight PhotographyThe 19th Particles and Nuclei International Conference (PANIC11) is taking place this week in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from Sunday July 24th through Friday July 29th 2011.... Read More »

Gauthier attends NLO 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Prof. Daniel Gauthier was the General Co-Chair of the recent topical meeting of the Optical Society of America, Nonlinear Optics 2011 (NLO 2011), following his term at conference Program Co-Chair in 2009. The conference is usually held every two years on one of the islands of Hawai'i, where the... Read More »

Scholberg and Chavarria attend HANSE 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Prof. Kate Scholberg and former Duke physics undergraduate Alvaro Chavarria (graduated 2007) attended a workshop excursion to Lübeck in Germany. Prof. Scholberg organized a session on phenomenology and detection strategies for supernova neutrinos at the HANSE 2011 (Hamburg Neutrinos from Supernova... Read More »

Chandrasekharan and Li attend Lattice Field Theory Symposium

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
In July Prof. Shailesh Chandrasekharan and postdoctoral associate Dr. Anyi Li traveled to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe to attend the 2011 International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory. It is the biggest annual meeting for all the people who are doing lattice field theory calculations. 350... Read More »