Campus Visits & Open House

Visiting the Department

Applicants are welcome and encouraged to visit the department and meet with professors to discuss your research interests with them. In order to schedule a visit please contact the Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies (DGSA). In the months of March and April an open house is usually scheduled for accepted students.

Open House for Admitted Students

February 28 – March 2, 2018


Thursday, March 1

11:45 am                 Arrive Physics Building
                                Meet Katherine Siler, Graduate Program Coordinator in the Lobby

12:30 -1:30pm       Catered Lunch with Professor Stephen Teitsworth, Director of Graduate Studies
                                and Current Graduate Students
                                  Room 298 Physics Building

1:30 – 5:00 pm     Meet with Individual Faculty Members and Visit Labs
                                 *see individual agendas in personalized folders

5:30 pm                 Guided Walk and Tour of Campus
                                 *meet in Physics building lobby

6:00 – 6:30pm    Arrive Sarah P. Duke Gardens Doris Duke Center
                                 420 Anderson St.

6:30 – 8:30pm     Chair’s Reception Dinner with Faculty and Current Graduate Students

                               Speaker, Professor Jungsang Kim, "Quantum Computing Using Trapped Ions"

8:30 pm                 Meet Shuttle Bus and Depart to Hilton Garden Inn, 2012 West Main St., Durham NC

Friday, March 2

8:30 am                  Take Hotel Shuttle to Physics Building, 120 Science Drive

8:45 am                  Arrive Physics Building
                                 Continental Breakfast
                                   Room 298, Physics Building

9:00 am                 Professor Warren S. Warren Address
                                  Chair, Department of Physics

9:30 – 10:00 am    Faculty Presentation, Professor Phil Barbeau, "COHERENT - The World's Smallest Neutrino Detector"

10:00 - 11:30 am     Meet with Faculty Members

11:30 am                 Meet in the Physics Building Lobby

12:00 – 1:30 pm    Q & A with graduate students
                                   Lunch will be served
                                   Venue TBD
                                   Duke West Campus

1:30 – 3:00 pm      Meetings with Faculty and Visit Labs

3:00 – 5:00 pm    *Optional Meetings with Faculty and Students

6:00 – 8:00pm      *Optional Dinner with Faculty and Graduate Students
                                   venue TBD