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Duke Teaching Observatory to Host Perseid Meteor Shower Event

Friday, August 3, 2018
The Physics Department will host a free open house to view the Persied meteor shower from the Duke Teaching Observatory in Duke Forest on Monday, August 13 at 8:30pm. WRAL News has publicized the event details in a story about local gatherings for this astronomy event on their... Read More »
Bob Behringer ISS

Soft-Matter Dynamics Instrument on ISS to be Dedicated in Prof. Bob Behringer's Memory

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Prof. Dr. Matthias Sperl, professor for Physics of Granular Matter at the University of Cologne and member of the Institute of Materials Physics in Space shared the following exciting news: With the enclosed picture floating next to the instrument Soft-Matter Dynamics on the International... Read More »
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TUNL Featured by The Chronicle in Flashback Series

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
The Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab (TUNL) has been featured in The Chronicle's series Flashback in an article, out today, called "Flashback: Building Duke's nuclear lab". Read it on The Chronicle's website here.
Bob Behringer

The Passing of Prof. Robert P. Behringer (1948-2018)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
With deepest regrets we report that Robert P. Behringer, James B. Duke Professor, passed away on July 10, 2018. Bob received both his B.S. (1970) and PhD (1975) from Duke Physics, served as department chair from 1999-2002, lead the successful Behringer Group researching... Read More »
Erin Conley, Faces of DUNE

Grad Student Conley is one of the Faces of DUNE

Monday, July 2, 2018
Graduate student Erin Conley was included as one the Faces of DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment). She described her first DUNE presentation experience and you can read it on Fermilab's Twitter here and Facebook here. Conley is a member of Prof. Kate Scholberg's group. She became... Read More »
Richard Walter

The Passing of Prof. Emeritus Richard Walter

Friday, June 29, 2018
It is with sadness that we report that Prof. Emeritus Richard Walter has passed away. His obituary can be found on Hall-Wynne's website here. Prof. Walter's life will be honored with a Catholic mass on Monday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Few Chapel, 2600 Croasdaile Village... Read More »
Anselm Vossen

Prof. Vossen Awarded DOE's Early Career Award

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Congratulations to Prof. Anselm Vossen, who received the Department of Energy's Early Career Award. Read the press release on Duke Today here and find more information on the award here. 6/28/18 update: NewsWise prepared a nice article "Gaining New Insights Into Proton Structure" that... Read More »
Connor Awe, Best National Laboratory Collaboration by NNSA

Graduate Student Awe Recipient of NNSA's Best National Laboratory Collaboration

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Graduate student Connor Awe was awarded Best National Laboratory Collaboration by the NNSA for his work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory last summer. Awe’s research focused on searches for coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) and evaluation of new neutrino detector designs as part... Read More »
Duke Prof. Henry Everitt and MIT graduate student Fan Wang operate the compact OPFIR laser.

Gas Phase Terahertz Lasers Make a Comeback

Friday, June 15, 2018
Gas phase optically pumped far infrared (OPFIR) lasers were once the most powerful sources of radiation in the challenging terahertz spectral region. Unfortunately, these lasers were enormous, often filling an entire optical table to produce milliwatts of power and requiring a different gas... Read More »
Former Visiting Assistant Professor Petersen Awarded Zimanyi Medal

Former Visiting Assistant Professor Petersen Awarded Zimanyi Medal

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Former Visiting Assistant Professor Hannah Petersen was awarded the 2018 Zimanyi Medal for her pioneering development of an event by event hybrid approach for high energy heavy ion collisions. The award was presented to Dr. Petersen at the Quark Matter 2018 conference in Venice, Italy.... Read More »

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