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Profs. Scolnic and Troxel Weigh in on the Latest Measurements of the Clumpiness of the Universe

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Prof. Dan Scolnic and Prof. Michael Troxel have weighed in on the latest measurements of the clumpiness of the universe for an article in The Atlantic. Click here to read "The Universe Might Be Too Thin: Scientists may have found a new crack in our understanding of the universe".
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Fall 2020 Graduate Student Fellowships and Awards

Monday, August 31, 2020
The Fall 2020 graduate student fellowships and awards have been named. Mary Creason Memorial Award: Ryan Bouabid The recipient earns a monetary reward. Read more about the Mary Creason Memorial Award here. AAPT Outstanding Teacher Assistants of the Year, 2019-20: Son... Read More »
Prof. Chris Monroe

New Faculty Profile: Chris Monroe

Thursday, August 20, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome Prof. Chris Monroe to the faculty of the Physics Department. Prof. Monroe, a world-leading expert in Quantum-Information-Science, will join Duke University on January 1st 2021 with a joint appointment in Physics and ECE. Click here to read Pratt's new faculty profile... Read More »
Katherine Pachal

Postdoc Pachal Discusses LHC Experiments with Symmetry Magazine

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
ATLAS Postdoctoral Associate Katherine Pachal was excited to get the chance to discuss searches for the LHC Run 3 with Symmetry Magazine. The next five years will be a very interesting time to search for new particles which travel a measurable distance in the detector before decaying. Although... Read More »
Erin Conley

Grad Student Conley Provides an Update on the DUNE Experiment at Fermilab

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Graduate student Erin Conley (advisor: Prof. Kate Scholberg) has contributed an article on Fermilab's news site that outlines her research with the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Click here to read Conley's story.
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau

Prof. Charbonneau Looks at the Science Behind Cooking

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau was featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)'s article "Science and Culture: Universities move science labs to the kitchen". Click here to read more on his approach to helping students appreciate food and... Read More »
Prof. Martin Fischer

Prof. Fischer and Team Prove Masks Block COVID-19 Droplets

Friday, August 7, 2020
Prof. Martin Fischer has worked with Duke physician Eric Westman to prove that masking is an effective safeguard against COVID-19 and determined which types of masks worked the best. Their Science Advances paper can be read online here, Duke Health's article "Inexpensive, Accessible Device... Read More »

Prof. Troxel Awarded DOE Early Career Award

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Prof. Michael Troxel has been awarded the Department of Energy Early Career Award. Trinity College of Arts & Sciences featured this news in an article on their website. Read "Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe by Seeing the Invisible" here. Congratulations!

Duke Physics Community Anti-Racism Forum

Thursday, June 11, 2020
On June 10, 2020, over 70 members of the Duke Physics Department set aside their research, instructional, and administrative activities to participate in a nationwide strike called #ShutDownSTEM, organized by a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals. ... Read More »
Prof. David Beratan

Prof. Beratan Looks Back on His Career in Two Tribute Articles

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Prof. David Beratan has been featured on Trinity College of Arts & Sciences' webpage in a background piece to coincide with his 60th birthday tribute in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. Click here to read "David Beratan Reflects on the Humans Behind the Science."