John Thomas featured in Science

Thursday, December 9, 2010
From Ashley Yeager of Duke's Office of News and Communications: "Using lasers to contain some ultra-chilled atoms, a team of scientists have measured the viscosity or stickiness of a gas often considered to be the sixth state of matter. The measurements verify that this gas can be used as a “scale... Read More »

Prof. Curtarolo's Research Assists Archaeologists

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In November, Professor Stefano Curtarolo and colleagues published a paper in the journal Advanced Materials about a new technology they developed for use in archaeology. The technology uses infrared spectroscopy to obtain spectral “fingerprints” of minerals, allowing scientists to quickly... Read More »

Duke Theorists Begin Analyzing Exciting New Data from LHC

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Professors Steffen Bass and Berndt Mueller rejoiced this month at the news that the Large Hadron Collider started its program of collisions of lead nuclei at unprecedented energies, almost 15 times higher than those previously explored at Brookhaven National Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (... Read More »

Prof. Gao Visits Tsinghua University, wins APS General Councilor Position

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Prof. Haiyan Gao spent one month this summer at Tsinghua University as the Changjiang Lectureship Chair Professor. During this time, she co-chaired a very successful workshop in Beijing on "Second Workshop on Hadron Physics in China and Opportunities with 12 GeV JLab." She will return to Tsinghua... Read More »

Behringer wins awards from NASA and NSF

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Prof. Robert Behringer will receive two grants this year to pursue his research in granular materials and thin liquid films.  They are from NASA and NSF, and Behringer will serve as lead PI and co-PI, respectively, on these projects. Prof. Robert Behringer will receive an award of $310,... Read More »

Han Wins Teaching Award

Monday, November 22, 2010
In February 2010, Prof. Moo-Young Hanwas selected from among the top 5% of all Trinity College undergraduate instructors at for his contribution to teaching and fostering intellectual growth of undergraduate students at Duke during the spring semester 2009.

Workshop in Asheville honors Berndt Mueller

Monday, November 22, 2010
A workshop "From Strong Fields to Colorful Matter" was held on October 24-27, 2010 in honor of Prof. Berndt Mueller's 60th birthday.  The workshop consisted of talks by several distinguished nuclear physicists, a banquet, and hopefully a little time to enjoy the foliage around Asheville, NC.

Prof. Warren wins 2011 Herbert Broida Prize

Monday, November 22, 2010
Prof. Warren Warren from the Department of Chemistry was recently recognized by the American Physical Society, which awarded him the 2011 Herbert P. Broida Prize "For the development of nonlinear coherent techniques which enhance molecular spectroscopy and molecular imaging."  Congratulations...

Student Research Updates

Monday, November 22, 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 »

Prof. Goshaw to Coordinate US ATLAS Univeristy Groups Once More

Monday, November 22, 2010
Prof. Al Goshaw was re-elected Chair of the US ATLAS Institutional Board in September 2010, where he will be helping to coordinate the US ATLAS university groups for the next few years.  Congratulations!