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.  One formal open house has been set up this year February 28 - March 1 with an alternate date of March 22.

Open House for Admitted Students

February 28 – March 1, 2019


Thursday, February 28


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 - 2:00 pm        Meet with J. Alan Kendrick, Graduate School, Rm 298 Physics Building

2:00 – 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

                              "Understanding the Universe"  - Professor Mark Kruse

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

Friday, March 1

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 Steffen Bass
                                Chair, Department of Physics

9:30 – 10:00 am    Faculty Presentation, "Duke and the Next Discoveries in Cosmology," Professor Dan Scolnic

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
                                 067 Brodhead Center
                                 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