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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »