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."

Department of Physics Staff Spotlight – June 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020
While the Duke Community celebrates this unprecedented graduating class of 2020, we would like to highlight two Duke Physics graduate and undergraduate team members for their successful development, coordination and commitment to our faculty, staff and students and first ever virtual graduating... Read More »
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal

Prof. Kotwal Receives Research Grant for Artificial Intelligence Applications

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been awarded the Arts and Sciences Council's Faculty Research Grant for bringing together the Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics departments on "Applications of Artificial Intelligence". Prof. Kotwal has initiated this... Read More »
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau

Prof. Charbonneau Interviewed on Research Data Repository

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
The Research Data Repository is a service of the Duke University Libraries that provides curation, access, and preservation of research data produced by the Duke community. In an interview with Duke's Office of Scientific Integrity, Prof. Patrick Charbonneau, associate professor of... Read More »
Prof. Haiyan and Gao and Dr. Yang Zhang

Alum Zhang Published in Science, a Significant Contribution to PrimEx-II

Friday, May 1, 2020
Dr. Yang Zhang’s thesis work just appeared in a paper on "Precision measurement of the neutral pion lifetime" in Science on May 1, 2020. Dr. Yang Zhang received his Ph.D. from Duke in May 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Haiyan Gao. Strong force is one of the four fundamental forces in... Read More »
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Bass and Rubinstein Receive Distinguished Professorships

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Congratulations to our faculty members Michael Rubinstein and Steffen Bass for being awarded distinguished professorships this year. Rubinstein has been named Aleksander S. Vesic Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Bass has been named Arts & Sciences... Read More »
Data At A Distance -- Daniel Scolnic

Professors Share Their Experiences Working from a Safe Distance

Monday, March 30, 2020
Prof. Daniel Scolnic (and his daughter, marking her video debut movie experience) and Prof. Patrick Charbonneau have been included in a video Duke made about how scientists are dealing with working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about "Data at a Distance" on DukeToday's website... Read More »
Prof. Michael Troxel teaching via Zoom

Prof. Troxel Shares his Tips for Teaching from Home During COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020
In part of Duke's Keep Teaching initiative, Prof. Michael Troxel shared his experience teaching physics remotely with Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maintaining a fresh and interesting atmosphere has been a challenge for professors university-wide. Click here to read some of Troxel's tips.