Luncheon to honor Prof. Lisa Randall

Friday, June 24, 2011
At right is a picture showin Prof. Lisa Randall with Duke Physics Professors Kate Scholberg and Haiyan Gao. During the commencement weekend, the physics department hosted a luncheon on Saturday, May 14 in honor of Prof. Lisa Randall, a renowned particle theorist,... Read More »

The T2K experiment reports indications of electron neutrino appearance!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
NOTE: SOME LINKS WERE BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN The T2K experiment reports indications of electron neutrino appearance! Read more on Prof. Chris Walter's website here. Read the official T2K press release here and the Duke Today story here. Full list of Duke T2K people: Faculty: Kate... Read More »

Prof. Kotwal to serve as Chair of the Nominating Committe within APS Division

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has recently been elected to serve as the Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society.  Prof. Kotwal writes, "This committee serves as the Search Committee within the Division of particles and fields, to... Read More »

2011 Daphne Chang Award goes to Siuyan Sun

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The 2011 Daphne Chang Memorial Award for the best undergraduate research conducted in the 2010/2011 academic year was awarded to graduating senior Siuyan Sun for his research into the Z' Boson in the Dimuon Decay Channel at the ATLAS experiment. Siuyan's faculty advisor is Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal.... Read More »

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.

Calvin Howell in "Waves and Packets"

Monday, June 6, 2011
Prof. Calvin Howell was highlighted in the newsletter Waves and Packets: A Joint Publication of the African Physical Society, the National Society of Black Physicists, and the South African Institute of Physics in an article entitled "NSBP member Calvin Howell leads project applying nuclear physics... 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 »

Duke Physics at APS April Meeting

Friday, May 27, 2011
The American Physical Society held their April 2011 meeting in 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... Read More »

Xin Qian Named 2011 Jefferson Lab Thesis Award Winner

Thursday, May 26, 2011
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 age of 19, will receive the prize and present on his thesis at the Jefferson Lab Users Meeting Award ceremony on June... Read More »

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 »