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Recent HIGS Update

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Prof. Haiyan Gao's group and Prof. Henry Weller's group completed a very successful two-week run on March 5th at the HIGS facility on double-polarized three-body photodisintegration of 3He, thanks to the outstanding quality of the beam delivered by the FEL staff under the leadership of Prof. Ying... Read More »
Charbonneau Received NSF CAREER Award

Charbonneau Received NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau has received a five-year award of $450,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. Charbonneau will use the award to study soft materials, such as colloids, by theory and simulation. Under certain conditions, soft matter... Read More »

Behringer Lab’s Work Featured in Video

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A short video called "Jams in the Hopper" showcases the research of Junyao Tang, a graduate student in Prof. Bob Behringer's lab. Tang uses a two-dimensional simulated grain hopper to study how particles interact when they jam up in the mouth of a hopper.  Jams are a big problem in... Read More »
Boltzmann Medal Winner Kyozi Kawasaki Earned PhD at Duke

Boltzmann Medal Winner Kyozi Kawasaki Earned PhD at Duke

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Kyozi Kawasaki, winner of the Boltzmann Medal in 2001, earned his PhD in physics at Duke in 1959. The Boltzmann Medal is awarded by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Statistical Physics (C3) every three years at the International Conference on Statistical Physics (... Read More »
HIGS Attracts Worldwide Attention for its Gamma Rays

HIGS Attracts Worldwide Attention for its Gamma Rays

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
At right: The researchers and developers of the Duke FEL and HIGS, including physicists, graduate students, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff. The group is inside the booster synchrotron, a full-energy injector into the storage ring. The synchrotron was the major addition to the... Read More »
Prof. Socolar's course evaluations in top 5%

Prof. Socolar's course evaluations in top 5%

Friday, February 18, 2011
During the Fall 2010 semester Prof. Joshua Socolar’s course evaluations  placed him in the top 5% of all Duke University undergraduate instructors. Socolar was recognized by Deans Alvin L. Crumbliss and Lee D. Baker with the words “Professors like you enable us to build upon our academic... Read More »
Duke Grad Receives Prestigious DOE Fellowship

Duke Grad Receives Prestigious DOE Fellowship

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Christopher Lester, ‘08, has received a U.S. Energy Department Graduate Fellowship to support his graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. Lester, who is from Marietta, Georgia, is currently pursuing a PhD in high energy physics and is doing research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in... Read More »
Prof. Nicolas Buchler Receives Funding from March of Dimes

Prof. Nicolas Buchler Receives Funding from March of Dimes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Prof. Nicolas Buchler has received the Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes, which consists of $75,000 per year for two years. Buchler, who came to Duke in August 2009 with joint appointments in biology and physics, plans to use the grant to study the evolution of... Read More »
Prof. Mueller Is Vice Chair of APS’s Division of Nuclear Physics

Prof. Mueller Is Vice Chair of APS’s Division of Nuclear Physics

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Prof. Berndt Mueller was recently elected vice chair of the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the American Physical Society. As such, he is in line to become chair-elect, chair, and past chair of the DNP. The DNP awards prizes for research, plans an annual conference, and promotes the work of... Read More »
Duke Neutrino Group in Japan

Duke Neutrino Group in Japan

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Submitted by Josh Albert. In May, 2010, the whole Duke Neutrino Group was in Japan for the Super-Kamiokande collaboration meeting. This was Ashley's first trip there (she's an undergrad). We presented our results at the meeting, and after the meeting, Ashley and I took a short vacation in... Read More »

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