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Duke Announces New Prize for Philosophy of Physics

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Duke University is pleased to announce the Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics, an award that celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically.   The prize — supported by Duke in collaboration with the... Read More »
Leah Broussard

Former Grad Student Broussard Studies Neutron Decay

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Former graduate student Leah Broussard now works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she studies neutron decay. She was featured on ORNL's news site discussing her background and current work. Read "Leah Broussard: Breaking the Standard Model to Fix Understanding of the Universe"... Read More »
Daniel Scolnic

Incoming Prof. Scolnic Featured on WIRED

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Incoming Cosmology Prof. Daniel Scolnic was interviewed about work on the Hubble constant tension. Read "Cosmology is in Crisis Over How to Measure the Universe" on WIRED here.
Michael Rubinstein

Prof. Rubinstein and Collaborators Study Mucus to Help Patients with CF

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Prof. Michael Rubinstein and collaborators have published research regarding adhesion and binding of mucus to develop therapies that could provide relief in patients with cystic fibrosis. Read more in ScienceDaily's article "Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear... Read More »
Ronen Plesser

Prof. Plesser Explains String Theory

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Prof. Ronen Plesser was interviewed by The Chronicle. Watch "Professor explains string theory and its history" here.
Adryanna Smith

Grad Student Smith Featured on Faces of DUNE

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Graduate student Adryanna Smith has been featured as one of the Faces of DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Group). Read how she discovered her love of physics on Fermilab's Twitter here and Facebook here. Smith is a second-year graduate student and a member of Prof. Kate Scholberg's group.
Michael Rubinstein

Prof. Rubinstein and Team Receive NSF Grant to Research Cancer

Friday, October 12, 2018
Prof. Michael Rubinstein is part of a team that just received a research grant from NSF to study changes in DNA that can cause cancer. Read more on The Chroncile's website here.
Bob Behringer's Picture Floating on ISS

Prof. Behringer's Image Floated on the International Space Station

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the late Prof. Bob Behringer's picture was floated on the International Space Station. This dedication was announced in August. Professor for Physics of Granular Matter at the University of Cologne and member of the Institute of Materials Physics in... Read More »
Donna Strickland

Prof. Warren's Former Coworker Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Prof. and Chair Warren Warren's former coworker Donna Strickland has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for her work creating tools from beams of light. She is the first female Physics Nobel Laureate in over half a century. Strickland worked with Warren at Princeton University in the early... Read More »
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Profs. Brown, Chandrasekharan, and Wu Elected APS Fellows

Monday, October 1, 2018
The American Physical Society announced that Prof. Shailesh Chandrasekharan (nominated by the Division of Computational Physics), Prof. Ying Wu (nominated by the Division of Physics of Beams) and secondary faculty member Prof. Kenneth Brown (nominated by the Division of Quantum Information) have... Read More »

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