Past Events

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 8:30pm
Duke Teaching Observatory
Duke University's Department of Physics will open its observing site in Duke Forest to the public to observe the Perseid meteor shower at its peak. For the best experience bring a blanket or chairs and relax under the stars while waiting for meteors. You will also have an opportunity to use one of... Read More »
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Nasser Demir
One of the candidates to reconcile quantum mechanics with general relativity is the generalization of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle to incorporate gravitational effects.As a result, the Generalized Uncertainty Principle (GUP) "deforms" the commutation relation given by the Heisenberg... Read More »
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Dr. James Talbert
Soft-Collinear Effective Theory (SCET) formally disentangles the effects of hard, soft, and collinear radiation at the level of the QCD lagrangian, and thereby permits the derivation of effective factorization theorems composed of largely process-independent functions. For example, in processes... Read More »
Friday, May 25, 2018 (All day)
Physics 128
This is an internaltional workshop marking the 60th birthday of Harold U. Baranger. We start at 8:30am in Physics 128. The full program is available at Speakers: Inanc Adagideli (Sabanci University, Turkey), Igor Aleiner (Columbia University, USA), Harold Baranger (Duke... Read More »
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Alvaro Chavarria (University of Washington)
"Solid-state imaging detectors for low-energy particle physics" - Millimeter-thick charge-coupled devices (CCDs) are outstanding particle detectors. Although initially developed for near-infrared astronomy, the low pixel noise also makes them the most sensitive detectors to signals from ionizing... Read More »
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Clemens Burda (Case Western University)
"Designing and Studying Perovskite Materials for a Renewable Energy Future" - Over the past decade research in the group of Prof. Burda has focused on the idea to design nanostructured materials with targeted opto-electronic properties. The overarching criterion is that nanoscale materials and... Read More »
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: A. Aprahamian (University of Notre Dame)
"Origin of the heavy elements: are neutron star mergers the answer?" - The US science academies report on ``Connecting Quarks to the Cosmos'' identified eleven of the most challenging open questions for all of physics in the 21st century. One of these eleven questions included the identification of... Read More »
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Oleg L. Berman (City University of New York)
This talk reviews the theoretical studies of the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) and superfluidity of indirect excitons and microcavity polaritons in quasi-two-dimensional (quasi-2D) van der Waals nanomaterials such as graphene, phosphorene, and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC)... Read More »
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:40pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Art Champagne (UNC and TUNL)
"Abundance Anomalies in Globular Clusters - Does the Fault Lie in the Stars?" - Globular clusters are the oldest structures to form in the galaxy and thus their ages provide a wealth of information about the evolution of the Milky Way. These ages assume that we understand stellar evolution and the... Read More »
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Raleigh, NC
Speaker: Ben Bakker (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
The alpha particle having spin and isospin 0 is the simplest target to study Compton form factors. Despite the fact that it has only a single electromagnetic form factor, the Compton amplitudes depend on three independent Lorentz invariants. The structure of the scattering amplitudes will be... Read More »