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 »

Prof. Mueller Organizes Workshop in Paris

Friday, July 15, 2011
In June, Prof. Berndt Mueller and Prof. Chung-I Tan (Brown University) organized the biennial Workshop on Nonperturbative Quantum Chromodynamics in Paris, France. This year, the scientific highlights at the workshop were first results from the LHC, as well as the application of string... Read More »

GSO Update

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Georgios Laskaris, current president of the Duke Physics Graduate Student Organization (GSO), submitted an update on the activities of the graduate students during the 2010-2011 school year.  His update includes notes about: * The Graduate Student seminar, a weekly gathering of students in the... Read More »

Undergrad Jay Krishnan wins Molino Trophy

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Physics undergraduate student Jay Krishnan shared a recent story. He writes: [In June], my hometown held the bi-annual "Molino Math Scavenger Hunt", which is held at the prestigious Maple Woods Golf Course. Everybody starts with a single clue, which is a difficult math problem that leads to a... Read More »

Former Postdoc Now at Thomas Jefferson Lab

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Dr. Yi Qiang, a former postdoc at Duke Physics, submitted the following update.  Dr. Qiang is now at Thomas Jefferson Lab. Dr. Yi Qiang is a staff scientist of Hall D at Thomas Jefferson Lab, a national nuclear research facility.  He is an expert of exotic hadronic states, nucleon spin... Read More »

Quark-Gluon Plasma identified as the most perfect liquid of all

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
From Professor Steffen Bass: In an article just published in the Physical Review Letters, a group of theorists including Prof. Steffen A. Bass showed that the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) created in high energy heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National... Read More »

Grad Student Huang named winner of the 2011-2012 JSA Graduate Fellowship

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Graduate Student Min Huang has been named winner of the 2011-2012 Jefferson Science Associate (JSA) Graduate Fellowship.  Huang, who came to Professor Haiyan Gao’s Medium Energy research group at the age of 19, was notified this spring that the JSA Fellowship Evaluation Committee selected her... Read More »

Welcome Haiyan Gao, Our New Department Chair

Friday, July 1, 2011
Prof. Haiyan Gao begins serving as the Chair  for the Department of Physics today, July 1st, 2011. As well as supporting Duke Physics as chair, Dr. Gao is investigating Neutron EDM, Polarized Compton scattering, neutron transversity, search for phi-N bound state, polarized... Read More »

Welcome Shailesh Chandrasekharan, Our New Director of Graduate Studies

Friday, July 1, 2011
Prof. Shailesh Chandrasekharan begins serving as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Physics today, July 1st, 2011. In addition, Dr. Chandrasekharan is exploring Quantum Critical Behavior in Fermion Systems, Using the generalized fermion bag algorithm, Applications to... Read More »

TUNL hosting the 2011 National Nuclear Physics Summer School

Friday, June 24, 2011
The 2011 National Nuclear Physics Summer School (NNPSS) is hosted by the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) and held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The School will run for two weeks from June 20 - July 1, 2011. The NNPSS provides broad coverage of the... Read More »