Past Events

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Henry Everitt (U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile RD&E Center)
"Improving on One of Mankind's Greatest Inventions: Fixing Nitrogen and the Advent of Plasmonic Photocatalysis" - What is mankind's greatest invention? Many candidates come to mind, but perhaps the greatest received two separate Nobel prizes: fixing nitrogen. After exploring the history and... Read More »
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:30pm
Physics 130
Speaker: Roarke Horstmeyer (Duke BME)
"Optimized deep-tissue imaging with the optical memory effect" It is still surprisingly challenging to capture clear images of many biological phenomena. One primary cause is optical scattering. Visible light quickly scatters as it enters biological tissue, resulting in blurry images of sub-surface... Read More »
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464
Speaker: John A. Rogers, Northwestern University
A remarkable feature of modern integrated circuit technology is its ability to operate in a stable fashion, with almost perfect reliability, without physical or chemical change. Recently developed classes of electronic materials create an opportunity to engineer the opposite outcome, in the form... Read More »
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 »