Ashutosh Kotwal named co-leader of research group on ATLAS

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal has been named co-leader of one of the international research groups on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, along with Fabienne Ledroit of France. The group Kotwal is co-leading consists of about 80 scientists who are using ATLAS to look for evidence of new “... Read More »

Dynamic Days Conference Hosted by Duke

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Duke hosted the 30th Annual Dynamic Days conference January 5th – 8th, 2011. This annual conference covers a variety of topics within nonlinear dynamics. The conference took place at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC, but was hosted by the faculty from Duke. Researchers from universities around... Read More »

Physics 100 Students Commemorate Han's Upcoming Retirement

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Students in Prof. Moo-Young Han’s Physics 100 class last semester surprised him with a customized cake to celebrate his upcoming retirement. Han, who began as an assistant professor at Duke in 1967, is retiring March 1, 2011. Han, who discovered the color charges of quarks together with Yoichiro... Read More »

Prof. Charbonneau quoted on Duke's Research Blog

Monday, December 20, 2010
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau was quoted Thursday on the Duke University Research Blog in an entry entitled "Tangling the microscopic ladder." Read the article here.

Prof. John Thomas Celebrated His 60th Birthday

Friday, December 17, 2010
Prof. John Thomas celebrated his 60th birthday on December 15th.  To celebrate, the students in the JETLab research group took Thomas to dinner the week prior and presented him with a very creative cake.  The cake's icing illustrates elliptic flow data from the research group's original... Read More »

Website of the Month - Physics Connnects to CIT Blog

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Lecturer Robert G. Brown taught Physics 53 this fall simultaneously on campus and at Duke’s Marine Lab in Beaufort via videoconferencing. He wrote an entry on the Duke CIT (Center for Instructional Technology) blog about the experience, including lessons learned. Check it out here. This isn't... Read More »

Prof. Everitt Cited as APS Fellow

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Henry Everitt, Adjunct Professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for "his broad leadership in furthering quantum information science, including the effective stewardship of quantum information programs for the U.S.... Read More »

Student Research Updates

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Graduate student James Esterline co-authored a paper with Prof. Werner Tornow and co-researchers.  The paper is entitled "Determination of the proton and alpha-particle light-response functions  for the KamLAND, BC-501A and BC-517H liquid scintillators" and appears in Nuclear... Read More »

Professors Ayana Arce and Mark Kruse Featured in Video Series

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Professors Ayana Arce and Mark Kruse are featured in a new series of videos called “Physics for the 21st Century” produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and available online. Kruse says the goal of the videos is to “share some of the excitement of what’s going on in the... Read More »

Prof. Ronen Plesser in Duke Magazine

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Prof. Ronen Plesser was featured in Duke Magazine's November-December 2010 issue in an article entitled "The Science of Stargazing." You can read the feature here. There was also a similar story in Duke's employee newsletter Working @ Duke's December 2009/January 2010 issue. Read it online on page... Read More »