Duke Research Blog features TUNL scientists

Thursday, May 19, 2011
NOTE: LINK HAS BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN Duke researchers at TUNL were surprised to uncover evidence contrary to a long-accepted explanation of how nuclei collide. Duke physicist Prof. Henry Weller and colleagues are featured in a Duke Research blog post from Spring of 2011. See... Read More »

Postdoc Simona Malace Receives JSA Fellowship Award

Monday, May 16, 2011
Simona Malace, a research scientist under Prof. Haiyan Gao stationed at Jefferson Lab, was the winner of the 2010 JSA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award. With this award she successfully organized the 3rd International Workshop on Nucleon Structure at Large Bjorken x. Attendees of the... Read More »

The Chair's Farewell

Monday, May 16, 2011
On Friday, May 13th, members of Prof. Dan Gauthier's lab played a prank on him by filling his office with chairs to bid him a fond farewell as Chair of the Physics Department. There was a note reading "We're sad that you will no longer be one of us! ~chairs" and one chair was labeled "Take me with... Read More »

2011 Physics Honor Society Inductees

Thursday, May 12, 2011
At this year's Physics Department undergraduate poster session, a new group of students was inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national Physics Honor Society.   Students were nominated by the Physics faculty and by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Henry Greenside. ... Read More »

Alumni Update: Ariana Minot, NSF Graduate Fellow

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
At right: Ariana at Monet's garden in Giverny, France--traveling while on her Fulbright Scholarship in Paris   After graduating from Duke in 2010 as a primary physics and secondary math major and completing a year of research on the ATLAS experiment through the Fulbright program,... Read More »

2011 Undergraduate Poster Presentations

Thursday, May 5, 2011
At right: Senior Ashley Jones discusses her poster with graduate student Abhijit Mehta.   The Annual Poster Presentation by Undergraduate Students was held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 under the direction of Director of Undergraduate Studies Prof. Henry Greenside. Presentations were made... Read More »

Mark Kruse's Talk Featured by Duke Research

Thursday, May 5, 2011
NOTE: THE FIRST LINK WAS BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN. A public talk given on April 22nd by Professor Mark Kruse's on the origins of the universe and The Large Hadron Collider was recently featured by the Duke Research Blog. This talk, which was very well attended by members of the... Read More »

Duke Endowment Funds Summer Research Fellowships

Monday, April 25, 2011
Four undergraduates from the Physics Department will be participating in summer research projects this year thanks to the Duke Endowment fund. The Duke Endowment has funded faculty mentored research for undergraduate students for the past five years.  This research is intended to lead to "... Read More »

Prof. Kotwal Publishes Paper in Physical Review Letters

Friday, April 22, 2011
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal and collaborators published a paper in the March 21, 2010 issue of Physical Review Letters titled “Search for High Mass Resonances Decaying to Muon Pairs in √s=1.96  TeV pp̅ Collisions.” In this paper, Prof. Kotwal and his colleagues analyzed 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 »