2016 Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees

Thursday, April 28, 2016
New members of the National Honor Society for Physics Students were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma during the Undergraduate Poster Session held this Monday, April 25, 2016. The new SPS members are: Miguel Anderson, Tianjin Cai, Hao Geng, Emily Kuhn, Tamra Nebabu, Ji Won Park, Bejamin Suh, and Fan... Read More »

2016 Undergraduate Poster Session Prize Winners

Thursday, April 28, 2016
The annual Undergraduate Poster Session was held on Monday, April 25, 2016. Four poster prizes were awarded for First Place: Katrina Miller, Second Place: Emily Kuhn, and a tie for Third Place went to Connor Hann and Matthew Olson. Congratulations to the winners and all participants for their hard... Read More »

Prof. Tornow Attends Award Celebration in Japan

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Prof. Emeritus Werner Tornow has followed an invitation to Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan to celebrate the Breakthrough in Fundamental Physics Prize awarded to Prof. Atsuto Suzuki and to the other members of the KamLAND Collaboration who co-authored the first KamLAND publication (DOI), and... Read More »

Updates from Former QCD Group Members

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Prof. Chiho Nonaka of Nagoya University will spend a one-year sabbatical in the Physics Department as a Senior Research Scientist working with Prof. Steffen A. Bass. Nonaka was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the QCD group from 2002 to 2005. Prof. Hannah Petersen, now at Frankfurt... Read More »

Katrina Miller: 2016 Daphne Chang Memorial Awardee

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
This year’s Daphne Chang Memorial Award for excellence in undergraduate research goes to Katrina Miller. Katrina's faculty mentor is Prof. Phil Barbeau. The award comes with a certificate as well as a monetary award. For more about Daphne Chang and the award begun in her memory, please click here... Read More »

Prof. Tornow Contributed To Refurbishment of Outer Detector at KamLAND

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Prof. Werner Tornow spent two and a half weeks in Japan to help with the refurbishment of the so-called Outer Detector of the main KamLAND detector located in the Kamioka mine adjacent to the Super-Kamiokande detector. The Outer Detector was built with Prof. Tornow as Principle Investigator in the... Read More »

Prof. Tornow's Group Published

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Research Scientist Sean Finch’s paper “Search for neutrinoless double-electron capture of 156Dy” was selected as an Editors’ Suggestion in Phys. Rev. C 92, 065503 (2015). This is the third paper of Prof. Werner Tornow’s research group within about one year that was selected as an Editors’... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Receives Early Career Award

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Prof. Maiken H. Mikkelsen won the Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement given annually to outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership... Read More »

Chair Warren S. Warren on the Future of Duke Physics

Monday, February 22, 2016
Prof. Warren Warren became chair of Duke Physics on September 1, 2015, replacing interim chair Prof. Dan Gauthier. Since then, he’s been taking the long view, asking himself and other faculty members what the department should look like in 10 years, and what investments are needed to make that... Read More »

Profs. Teitsworth and Huffman's Course Evaluations Among Top 5%

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Congratulations to Profs. Stephen Teitsworth and Emilie Huffman whose course evaluations were among the top 5% of all undergraduate instructors at Duke for a medium class (20-59 students) in Fall 2015 for the course PHY 142 "General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism" and its discussion sections... Read More »