SandS Dinner

Science & Society Dinner Dialogue will Feature Prof. Haravifard

Monday, February 25, 2019
There is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the work of our colleague Prof. Sara Haravifard at the Science & Society Dinner Dialogue event on Wednesday, February 27. Dinner will be served as well and the event is free to attend for all. Click here for more information.
Phil Barbeau

Prof. Barbeau Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
From the chair, Prof. Steffen Bass: "Please join me in congratulating Prof. Phil Barbeau, whose promotion to Associate Professor with tenure has been approved by the Provost. We are very proud of his many accomplishments and are looking forward to having him in our Department as a colleague, mentor... Read More »
Michael Troxel

Prof. Troxel Explains What is at the Edge of the Universe

Monday, February 18, 2019
Prof. Michael Troxel is featured on the front page of Gizmodo answering the question "What is at the edge of the Universe?" Read Troxel's response here.

Seeking: Assistant Research Professor in Experimental Nuclear Physics

Monday, February 11, 2019
Assistant Research Professor in Experimental Nuclear Physics Department of Physics Duke University   The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications and nominations for a Research Assistant Professor position in the area of experimental... Read More »
theoretical chemistry

Physics Department Members Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grant

Monday, February 4, 2019
Members of the Physics Department have received a 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grant. Congratulations to David Beratan, Patrick Charbonneau, Jianfeng Lu, Michael Rubinstein, Warren Warren, and Weitao Yang who are organizing a summer undergraduate research program in theoretical... Read More »
Daniel Scolnic

Prof. Scolnic to Present at Astronomy on Tap

Friday, February 1, 2019
Prof. Daniel Scolnic will present at the Astronomy on Tap Triangle event on February 5 at Fullsteam Brewery. Come out and enjoy a beer and discussion on astronomy. Read more about this event here.
Alex Himmel

Former Postdoc Himmel on TWIS Podcast

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Former HEP postdoc Alex Himmel, now at FermiLab, was interviewed on the podcast This Week In Science (TWIS) explaining neutrinos. Listen here.
Michael Troxel

Michael Troxel: Using Weak Gravitational Lensing to Map the Invisible Universe

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
“My business is understanding how the universe evolves, what it’s made of, and what its fate is going to be,” says Michael Troxel, assistant professor of physics at Duke beginning January 1, 2019.    At the heart of these questions lie dark matter and dark energy. Although together... Read More »
Daniel Scolnic

Dan Scolnic: Using Supernovae to Construct Expansion History of the Universe

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
At age 10, Dan Scolnic had his life all planned out: go to Duke, play basketball as a walk-on, then head to the NBA. These dreams were quashed when a pediatrician plotted Scolnic’s height on a growth chart and informed him he’d probably max out at 5’2”. “It was one of the worst days of my childhood... Read More »

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 »