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Welcome to the April Duke Physics Newsletter

Welcome to the April Duke Physics Newsletter

Thursday, April 29, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN   As the 2009-2010 school year comes to a close, it's time to look back at a year of achievements and progress among faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates. Faculty and students have participated in research... Read More »
Alumni Profile - From Physics to Forensic Genealogy

Alumni Profile - From Physics to Forensic Genealogy

Thursday, April 29, 2010
“I shine a light on things for a living,” says Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD ’83. This simple statement covers Fitzpatrick’s wildly varying experiences since graduating, including building an optical laboratory in her garage, starting her own laser and optics company, and most recently, using “forensic... Read More »

Student Research Awards

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Logo credit to CERN This Spring, Duke Physics students have been recognized for their excellence in research and ambition.  Read the following profiles to see what they will be up to this summer and fall.   The student research projects will involve travel to Fermilab in... Read More »
Faculty Research Update: Moo-Young Han’s Sabbatical in Korea

Faculty Research Update: Moo-Young Han’s Sabbatical in Korea

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Professor Moo-Young Han is back from a sabbatical semester at Seoul National University in Korea. He taught undergraduate and graduate-level physics classes, and spent a great deal of time theorizing about particle physics with his colleague and old friend Jihn E. Kim. “He and I work in the same... Read More »

Duke Physics Alumni - Career Word Map

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Duke Physics Alumni have gone on to succeed in incredibly diverse career paths. We've collected the destinations for Duke Physics alumni from the past 18 years and included them in a word cloud. Check out the full-page image of the Duke Alumni Career Cloud at Wordle.net:

Jay Strader, Hubble Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian

Thursday, February 18, 2010
The photo above is an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby spiral galaxy with a globular cluster marked and enlarged. Jay Strader, ’02, was an economics and math major when he took an astrophysics course as a sophomore. The course, taught by former Duke professor John... Read More »

New Curriculum in Graduate Program

Thursday, February 18, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN Duke Physics' Graduate Curriculum Committee adopted a new Graduate Program curriculum in October 2009. This committee, composed of faculty members and graduate students, conceived of an exciting redirection of the graduate program... Read More »
High Energy Physicists as World Travelers

High Energy Physicists as World Travelers

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Josh Albert, a fourth-year graduate student at Duke, recently returned from another trip to a high energy physics experiment in Japan. "The travel is fascinating," Albert says. "Not just from a physics perspective but also because I'm able to meet people with such different perspectives." High... Read More »
Ayana Arce: HEP's Newest Faculty Member

Ayana Arce: HEP's Newest Faculty Member

Thursday, February 18, 2010
The physics department’s newest faculty member, Ayana T. Arce, earned her PhD at Harvard, did a Chamberlain post-doctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and is thrilled to have settled at Duke. As a high energy experimental physicist, Arce has worked with a lot of different... Read More »
Connect to Duke Physics on the Web!

Connect to Duke Physics on the Web!

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Why Duke Physics? A Photo Essay on the Strengths of DukeThe collage below is a selection of our ongoing photo essay called "Why Duke Physics?"  This project, hosted at both Flickr and Facebook, collects quotes and images that cover the variety of aspects that draw students to the Duke Physics... Read More »

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