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Grad Student Mahler Receives Phase-I Fellowship

Friday, December 8, 2017
Third year graduate student Aaron Mahler, working under the supervision of Prof. Weitao Yang, has been awarded a 2018 Phase-I Fellowship from the NSF-funded Molecular Sciences Software Institute for his research on theory and implementation of a localized orbital scaling correction... Read More »

Undergrad Higgins Places at Energy Week Conference

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Congratulations to senior physics major Bryan Higgins who received the 3rd place award and cash prize for his research poster at the Energy Week Conference held at Duke in November 2017.  Bryan has been carrying out senior thesis research with Prof. Stephen Teitsworth, and has been... Read More »

COHERENT Result is a Finalist for Breakthrough of the Year

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The COHERENT result has made it to the final round of Science Magazine's "People's Choice for Breakthrough of the Year"! Click here to vote one last time by December 10th! Photo credit: Jean Lachat, University of Chicago

A Multi-Disciplinary Team Builds the World's Highest Rate Quantum Key Distribution System

Monday, November 27, 2017
A team of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers from Duke, The Ohio State University, and The National University of Singapore have built the world's highest rate quantum key distribution system. Led by Physics graduate student Nurul Islam, the system is capable of generating... Read More »

Cast Your Vote for the COHERENT Result as Breakthrough of the Year

Monday, November 27, 2017
The COHERENT Collaboration's result is in the running for being named “Breakthrough of the Year” by Science Magazine. This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight some of the successful science we do here at Duke and with TUNL. Voting is also a great way to show support for so many of our... Read More »

Iman Marvian: The “Magical Power” of Quantum Systems

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Iman Marvian, a quantum information theorist, will be joining the Duke faculty in January 2018, with a joint appointment in physics and electrical and computer engineering. He’ll be adding to the efforts of others in physics and engineering who are working to design and build quantum computers. But... Read More »

Art Champagne Ushers TUNL Through its Next Phase

Monday, November 20, 2017
UNC professor Art Champagne succeeded Duke professor Calvin Howell to become the director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) in July 2016. Champagne is the William C. Friday Professor of Physics at UNC-Chapel Hill. A year and a half after making the transition from TUNL... Read More »

Prof. Mikkelsen Promoted Early to Associate Professor

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Congratulations to Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen who will receive an early promotion to Associate Professor! Prof. Mikkelsen joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics departments in 2012 and has since developed an outstanding research program. She was most recently in... Read More »

Anselm Vossen: What Holds the World Together?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Physicist Anselm Vossen has something in common with Goethe’s Faust: he wants to know what holds the world together. “In Germany, we like the poet Goethe,” Vossen says. “In Faust, there’s a quote: ‘So that I may perceive whatever holds/The world together in its inmost folds.’” Unlike Faust, who... Read More »

Nicolas Brunel: A Theoretical Physicist Investigates the Brain

Monday, November 13, 2017
If you want to know how a physicist thinks about the brain, talking to Nicolas Brunel is a good place to start. Brunel, who joined the Duke faculty in July as a professor of neurobiology and physics, uses the tools of statistical physics to illuminate the workings of the brain’s neural networks... Read More »

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