Profs. Greenside and Springer Receive Course Evaluations in the Top 5%

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Profs. Henry Greenside and Roxanne Springer have been recognized for receiving course evaluations in the top 5% of all undergraduate courses in the categories of Quality of Course and/or Intellectual Stimulation for small classes (Springer) or mid-size classes (Greenside). Greenside taught PHY 162... Read More »

Prof. Lu Receives NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Mathematics and Physics Prof. Jianfeng Lu has been named the recipient of a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The theme of this award is to develop advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics. See details along with Lu's abstract here.

Prof. Warren Refines Laser Technique for Use in Fields of Dermatology and Art

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Prof. Warren S. Warren was featured in a Pratt School of Engineering news release about his work with pump-probe spectroscopy that has aided the fields of both medicine and art. Read the article "A New Way of Looking at Melanomas and Renaissance Paintings" here.

Prof. Barbeau Receives DOE Early Career Research Award

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Prof. Phil Barbeau, assistant professor in Physics, has been awarded a Department of Energy Early Career Research Award from the Office of High Energy Physics. The program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in thier careers and also stimulates... Read More »

Profs. Mikkelsen and Smith with Others Publish Paper in Nano Letters

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Profs. Maiken Mikkelsen and David R. Smith with others, including researchers Gleb Akselrod and Thang Ba Hoang have had a new paper published in Nano Letters. You can read Leveraging Nanocavity Harmonics for Control of Optical Processes in 2D Semiconductors" here.

2015 Undergraduate Poster Session

Friday, April 24, 2015
The annual undergraduate poster session was held on Wednesday, April 23, 2015. Eleven students displayed and presented their research. Awards for First, Second and Third place were determined by a panel of judges and presented by Director of Undergraduate Studies and Prof. Kate Scholberg. Third... Read More »

2015 Daphne Chang Memorial Award

Friday, April 24, 2015
During the April 23rd undergraduate poster session, the 2015 Daphne Chang Memorial Award recipient was announced. The award is presented each year to students who excel in undergraduate research in the department. Prof. Steffen A. Bass shared the history of Daphne and the meaning behind the award,... Read More »

Society of Physics Students 2015 Inductees

Friday, April 24, 2015
On April 23, 2015 during the undergraduate poster session, the 2015 inductees of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) were announced. SPS mentor and Prof. Phil Barbeau shared some history: SPS at Duke is the the second oldest SPS chapter in the country. Barbeau also presented the six new members... Read More »

The Postdoc Experience in the Duke Physics Department

Thursday, April 23, 2015
In the field of physics, it’s considered de rigueur to complete a postdoctoral position, or postdoc, after earning a PhD and before beginning a faculty job. “It’s expected that you’re going to broaden beyond your PhD work,” says Duke Physics Interim Chair and Prof. Dan Gauthier. “Search committees... Read More »

Prof. Walter Represents the U.S. at Founding of Hyper-Kamiokande Collaboration

Thursday, April 23, 2015
In February, an international group of physicists came together to form a proto-collaboration to build the Hyper-Kamiokande experiment. A follow-up to the currently operating Super-Kamiokande experiment, Hyper-Kamiokande would enclose almost a megaton of water and be more than twenty times larger... Read More »