Travel Notes: Undergrad @ CERN

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Ariana Minot, a senior physics and mathematics major from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, spent nearly three months at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN this summer, observing the paths of sub-atomic particles and the working habits of high-energy physicists. Minot studied the performance of the... Read More »

TUNL Hosts 2009 REU Program

Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (or REU) program at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is now in its tenth year of funding from the National Science Foundation. This program, lasting ten weeks, provides students with an introduction to graduate level research as they... Read More »

Greenside's Textbook Hot off the Presses

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Professor Henry Greenside has co-authored a graduate-level textbook called Pattern Formation and Dynamics in Nonequilibrium Systems. Greenside's co-author is  Professor Michael C. Cross at the California Institute of Technology. As a member of Duke’s Center for Nonlinear and Complex... Read More »

Research Update: Superhot and Supercold

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Theoretical and experimental physicists at Duke are discovering surprising similarities between the behavior of matter at superhot temperatures (2 trillion degrees) and supercold temperatures (1/10 of a microdegree above absolute zero). To learn more, see these two articles by Monte Basgall about... Read More »

Travel Notes: Gauthier and Greenberg to Hawaii

Thursday, August 27, 2009
The 2009 Optical Society of America Conference in Hawaii In mid-July, Professor Daniel Gauthier, chair of the Duke Physics Department, and Joel Greenberg, a fourth-year PhD graduate student, traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, to present papers at the Optics & Photonics Congress hosted by the Optical... Read More »

Finding Mach Cones in QGP

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Bryon Neufeld has spent his time at Duke studying what happens when quarks and gluons scatter in heavy ion collisions. Just as particles scatter, so too must newly minted PhDs. Neufeld left Duke on August 1 to head out to Los Alamos to begin a post-doctoral fellowship in the Nuclear Theory Division... Read More »