2011 Undergraduate Poster Presentations

Thursday, May 5, 2011
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 by:Travis Byington, "... 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 spectrum of... Read More »

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 »

Website of the Month - Behringer Group Website

Thursday, April 21, 2011
This  month we have selected the Behringer Group Website as our Website of the Month.  This site features the people, research, and publications of the Behringer Lab, led by Professor Bob Behringer. Prof. Behringer, the James B. Duke Professor of Physics, received his PhD from Duke... Read More »

Highlights of Undergraduate Achievements

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Recently many Duke Physics undergraduates have received awards and recognition for their work. Here is a list of some of the latest achievements: Farzan Beroz, a junior physics major, got an honorable mention for the Goldwater Award, an impressive academic achievement nationwide. Vivek Bhattacharya... Read More »

Prof. Behringer to join AIP Advances

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Prof. Robert Behringer was invited to join the new journal AIP Advances. Prof. Behringer's article "Force chains in a two-dimensional granular pure shear experiment" was published in AIP's Chaos and was one of its monthly top 20 most-downloaded articles during 2010. The invitation to join Advances... Read More »

Prof. Curtarolo recives Young Scientist Prize from IUPAP

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Prof. Stefano Curtarolo received the 2011 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics. The Award will be 1000 euros plus a medal and certificate to be provided by IUPAP. As the recipient, Curtarolo will be invited to present a paper and... 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:Abe Clark (G08)... 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 »