Dean Calderbank visits CERN

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Dean of Natural Sciences, Robert Calderbank, traveled to CERN on July 12 to meet with members of the Duke ATLAS research group. The visit included tours of the ATLAS control room and an assembly laboratory used for the construction of tracking detectors. Dean Calderbank had an opportunity to... Read More »

Update from Alum Le Luo

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Le Luo earned his PhD in 2008 working with Prof. John Thomas.  For the past three years, he has been working with Prof. Chris Monroe in the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) at the University of Maryland and NIST as a JQI post-doc fellow.  Le Luo is now heading to Indiana University-Purdue... Read More »

Graduate Student Zheng publishes paper in Phys. Rev A

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Prof. Haiyan Gao's graduate student, Wangzhi Zheng, has co-published a paper in Physical Review A as a  Rapid Communication. Physical Review A is a publication on atomic, molecular, and optical physics.  Read the abstract at the Physical Review A website here.  Zheng submitted... Read More »

Prof. Gauthier named Richardson Professor of Physics

Monday, July 18, 2011
Prof. Daniel Gauthier has been named the Robert C. Richardson Professor of Physics. Read the article in Duke Today here. Prof. Gauthier is recognized for his research in experimental condensed matter physics, photonics, quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamics. The professorship is endowed by an... Read More »

Duke at CERN: Updates from 2010-2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011
Duke's community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and research scientists have long been active in the experiments at CERN in Geneva.  This archive is by no means comprehensive, but offers a handful of highlights of recent updates from Duke physicists working on (or working with... Read More »

Weblog counts of Distinguished Physics Faculty

Friday, July 15, 2011
Compiled by Prof. Horst Meyer, May 13, 2011 After preparing the webpages of the Duke Physics Distinguished faculty, starting with that of Fritz London (1900-1954), I recorded and tabulated their weblog counts. In addition of F. London, the webpages include those of  Hertha Sponer (1895-1968),... Read More »

Undergraduate News: 2010 through 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Henry Greenside, Director of Undergraduate Studies I would like to mention some highlights of achievements and events related to Duke's physics majors, to the graduating class of seniors, and to the physics major. Several physics majors won prestigious awards in the 2010-2011... Read More »

Graduate News: 2010 through 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Richard Palmer, Director of Graduate Studies Degrees and Exams Each student must pass their Preliminary Exam as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree, usually in their 3rd year.  From September 2009 to April 2011, Preliminary Exams were passed by: Kristine Callan, Ben... Read More »

Department Happenings: 2010 through 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Dan Gauthier, July 2011 Department Happenings First, let me apologize for the “missing” print newsletter during summer 2010.  Life in general was hectic and I fell behind on my obligations; thus, this “Happenings” summarized information from Summer 2009 - Summer 2011.... Read More »

Vision For The Future

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. and Chair Haiyan Gao It will be an exciting and challenging way for me to start my 10th year at Duke as the Chair of the Physics department. I am honored and humbled by your trust and support. Duke has been the place where I have spent the longest, continuous time in my life... Read More »