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Prof. Gauthier named Richardson Professor of Physics

Prof. Gauthier named Richardson Professor of Physics

Monday, July 18, 2011
Prof. Daniel Gauthier has been named the Robert C. Richardson Professor of Physics. Read the article in Duke Today here. Prof. Gauthier is recognized for his research in experimental condensed matter physics, photonics, quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamics. The professorship is endowed by an... Read More »

Duke at CERN: Updates from 2010-2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011
Duke's community of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and research scientists have long been active in the experiments at CERN in Geneva.  This archive is by no means comprehensive, but offers a handful of highlights of recent updates from Duke physicists working on (or working with... Read More »
Prof. Mueller Organizes Workshop in Paris

Prof. Mueller Organizes Workshop in Paris

Friday, July 15, 2011
In June, Prof. Berndt Mueller and Prof. Chung-I Tan (Brown University) organized the biennial Workshop on Nonperturbative Quantum Chromodynamics in Paris, France. This year, the scientific highlights at the workshop were first results from the LHC, as well as the application of string... Read More »
Prof. Curtarolo Named IOP Fellow

Prof. Curtarolo Named IOP Fellow

Friday, July 15, 2011
In March Prof. Stefano Curtarolo, who holds a secondary appointment in Physics, was named a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP). You can see his name among the list of other recently elected fellows here.
Dr. Hannah Petersen Appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Hannah Petersen Appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor

Friday, July 15, 2011
Dr. Hannah Petersen has recently been appointed to a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the QCD theory group. Her field of expertise is the dynamical description of heavy ion collisions using transport theory to study the properties of hot and dense nuclear matter and the quark gluon plasma.... Read More »

Weblog counts of Distinguished Physics Faculty

Friday, July 15, 2011
Compiled by Prof. Horst Meyer, May 13, 2011 After preparing the webpages of the Duke Physics Distinguished faculty, starting with that of Fritz London (1900-1954), I recorded and tabulated their weblog counts. In addition of F. London, the webpages include those of  Hertha Sponer (1895-1968),... Read More »
Undergraduate News: 2010 through 2011

Undergraduate News: 2010 through 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Henry Greenside, Director of Undergraduate Studies I would like to mention some highlights of achievements and events related to Duke's physics majors, to the graduating class of seniors, and to the physics major. Several physics majors won prestigious awards in the 2010-2011... Read More »
Graduate News: 2010 through 2011

Graduate News: 2010 through 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Richard Palmer, Director of Graduate Studies Degrees and Exams Each student must pass their Preliminary Exam as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree, usually in their 3rd year.  From September 2009 to April 2011, Preliminary Exams were passed by: Kristine Callan, Ben... Read More »
Department Happenings: 2010 through 2011

Department Happenings: 2010 through 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. Dan Gauthier, July 2011 Department Happenings First, let me apologize for the “missing” print newsletter during summer 2010.  Life in general was hectic and I fell behind on my obligations; thus, this “Happenings” summarized information from Summer 2009 - Summer 2011.... Read More »
Vision For The Future

Vision For The Future

Friday, July 15, 2011
Submitted by Prof. and Chair Haiyan Gao It will be an exciting and challenging way for me to start my 10th year at Duke as the Chair of the Physics department. I am honored and humbled by your trust and support. Duke has been the place where I have spent the longest, continuous time in my life... Read More »

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