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 »

Welcome to Duke Physics News

Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Physics Department is starting a new communication program, using online media to communicate to the world about our scholarly activities.  Over the next year we will be developing a collection of multi-media "stories" for a range of audiences with whom we wish to be in touch - prospective... 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 »

New Faculty

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Dr. Nicholas Buchler, from Rockefeller University, started August 1; Buchler has a joint appointment in the departments of Physics and Biology, and the Institute for Genome Science and Policy (IGSP).Dr. Ayana Holloway Arce, a Chamberlain Postdoctoral Fellow from the Lawrence Berkeley National... Read More »

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 »

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 »