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Duke postdoc Dr. Raut receives Best Poster Award by EPS

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Dr. Rajarshi Raut’s poster “Measurements of the 86Kr(gamma,n) reaction at HIGS” has been chosen the Best Poster Award by the European Physical Society and fifth Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Organizing Committee. The conference was held in Eilat, Israel, on April 3-8, 2011. Following the... Read More »

Graduate Student News

Thursday, April 21, 2011
This semester many Duke Physics graduate students have progressed in their progress towards their degrees. Below are just a few highlights of their achievements: January 21, 2011: Huaixiu Zheng (G08) passed his preliminary exam. His advisor is Prof. Harold Baranger. March 16, 2011... Read More »

Duke Physics to Publish Hertha Sponer Biography Online

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
At the April 18 Hertha Sponer Presidential lecture at Duke, Dean Nancy Allen announced that an English translation of a biography of Hertha Sponer will soon be available online. Hertha Sponer was a physics professor at Duke from 1936 until 1965. Originally from Germany, she fled to the U.S. before... Read More »

Scott Zoldi, PhD 1998, is Vice President of Analytic Science at FICO

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
After getting a PhD in physics at Duke in 1998 and earning a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Scott Zoldi is now Vice President of Analytic Science at FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation) in San Diego, California. “When I was at Duke this was not my first view of where... Read More »

Prof. Goshaw's Group's First Measurement with ATLAS Experiment

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
We received this update from Prof. Al Goshaw: Mia Liu, my post doc, Andrea Bocci and I have made a first measurement with the ATLAS experiment of W and Z boson produced with high energy photons. This probes the structure of the W/Z/photon coupling in a new energy domain, and is sensitive to... Read More »

Prof. Tonchev Highlighted by 2011 Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Annual

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Prof.  Anton Tonchev’s  article “Precision Photo-Induced Cross-Section Measurement Using the Monoenergetic and Polarized Gamma Beams at High Intensity Gamma-Ray Source” was highlighted by the 2011 Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Annual as a “Publication Contest Winner”. Prof.... Read More »

Recent HIGS Update

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Prof. Haiyan Gao's group and Prof. Henry Weller's group completed a very successful two-week run on March 5th at the HIGS facility on double-polarized three-body photodisintegration of 3He, thanks to the outstanding quality of the beam delivered by the FEL staff under the leadership of Prof. Ying... Read More »

Charbonneau Received NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau has received a five-year award of $450,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Charbonneau will use the award to study soft materials, such as colloids, by theory and simulation. Under certain conditions, soft matter... Read More »

Henry Everitt Featured on Website of National Defense Education Program

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
NOTE: LINK HAS BECOME BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN Prof. Henry Everitt, adjunct professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at Duke,  is featured on the website of the National Defense Education Program as part of a series of articles about scientists who work... Read More »

John Thomas moving to NC State

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
After 25 years at Duke, Prof. John Thomas will be moving his research program to the physics department at North Carolina State University. "For me, this will be an exciting new challenge and an opportunity to join a new community," Thomas says. "While I look forward to expanding my work and making... Read More »

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