Daniel Scolnic

Prof. Scolnic Receives Packard Fellowship

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Physics Department is delighted to report that Prof. Daniel Scolnic has been selected by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation as a 2019 Packard Fellow. Congratulations on this outstanding honor! See the official announcement from the Packard Foundation here and DukeToday's... Read More »

Grad Student Zhao and Colleagues in APS Viewpoint

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Graduate student Yiqiu Zhao and colleagues have been featured in an APS Viewpoint. Zhao summarizes: Granular matter can behave like solid or liquid. A phase diagram that predicts the behavior of granular matter based on control parameters is important but not well established. Part of the... Read More »
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2019-2020 Graduate Student Fellowships

Monday, September 23, 2019
The 2019-2020 Department of Physics graduate student fellowships were awarded to: Richardson Fellowship: Aitor Bracho Rebecca Chen Austin Hulse Shiv Yadavalli AAPT Outstanding Teaching Award: Benjamin Hamm (nominated by Lecturer Arya Roy) Derek Soeder (... Read More »
Prof. Mark Kruse

Prof. Kruse Interviewed about Top Quark

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Prof. Mark Kruse and Prof. Emeritus Al Goshaw discovered the top quark and received the 2019 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize. Kruse was interviewed by the Duke Chronicle regarding this exciting research. Read "Duke physicist explains his discovery of the most massive... Read More »
Ashutosh Kotwal

Prof. Kotwal Served at 2019 Annual Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields

Friday, August 30, 2019
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal served as co-convener of the Higgs and Electroweak Physics Sessions at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physics Society. The meeting was held at Northeastern University, Boston from July 29 through August 2. Over three... Read More »

Grad Students Awe and Johnson Awarded Doctoral Fellowships

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Two graduate students, Connor Awe and Tyler Johnson (advisor: Prof. Phil Barbeau), have been awarded Doctoral Fellowships in Applied Antineutrino Physics. Awe and Johnson were awarded two out of a total of four competitive Consortium for Monitoring, Technology, and Verification... Read More »
Michael Rubinstein

Prof. Rubinstein and Team Awarded in Computing Challenge

Friday, August 9, 2019
Prof. Michael Rubinstein is part of the team of five researchers that was awarded 270,000 node-hours for the project “Large Scale Numerical Simulations of Polymer Nanocomposites” from the Department of Energy's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research’s Leadership Computing... Read More »
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Staff Member Ryman Earns Certificate of Excellence

Thursday, July 18, 2019
On July 18, Cristin Ryman, assistant to the chair, walked with 86 of over 140 other Duke employees who earned Certificates of Excellence over the last year. Ryman spent 48 hours in six courses to complete the Supervisory Excellence certificate in December. That ceremony was canceled... Read More »
Daniel Scolnic

Prof. Scolnic and SH0ES Team Research Featured

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Prof. Daniel Scolnic works as part of the SH0ES team which measures the local expansion rate of the universe. His team’s measurement has been in tension with measurements from the early universe, and now new teams are coming in with independent measurements. Prof. Scolnic comments here.
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Profs. Goshaw and Kruse Awarded for Discovery of Top Quark

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Congratulations to Prof. Emeritus Al Goshaw and Prof. Mark Kruse on their 2019 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize for their discovery of the top quark! DukeToday wrote an article and you can read "Duke Physicists Share Prize for Discovery of Top Quark" here. Additionally, see the European... Read More »