2011 Graduation Ceremony

Monday, June 6, 2011
On Sunday, May 15, the Physics Department held a ceremony to recognize the 2011 Physics undergraduate and graduate student graduates. Congratulations to all our graduates!More photos from the event may be viewed on Flickr here.

Duke Physics at APS April Meeting

Friday, May 27, 2011
The American Physical Society held their April 2011 meetingin Anaheim, California. Several members of Duke Physics were in attendance:Undergraduate student Ashley Jones: N-16 Capture to Differentiate Between Neutrinos and Antineutrinos in Super-Kamiokande, also received a certificate for notable... Read More »

QCD Group Published in Journal of Physics G

Friday, May 27, 2011
Members of the Duke QCD Theory Group and MADAI collaboration, Chris Coleman-Smith, Robert Wolpert, Prof. Steffen A. Bass and Hannah Petersen, published a paper "Constraining the granularity of heavy ion collisions: Can bulk observables help to quantify the initial state fluctuations in relativistic... Read More »

Xin Qian Named 2011 Jefferson Lab Thesis Award Winner

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Qian at UC Berkeley, where he was invited to give a seminar of his thesis work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.Professor Haiyan Gao’s former student, Xin Qian, has been named the 2011 Jefferson Lab Thesis Award winner.  Qian, who came to Prof. Gao’s Medium Energy research group at the... Read More »

Duke Research Blog features TUNL scientists

Thursday, May 19, 2011
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 the original article for a short video and... 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 3rd... 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
Ariana at Monet's garden in Giverny, France--traveling while on her Fulbright Scholarship in ParisAfter 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, Ariana Minot is starting... Read More »

Mark Kruse's Talk Featured by Duke Research

Thursday, May 5, 2011
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 university community and the public,  covered a broad... Read More »