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Optics Group Publishes Paper in Optics Express

Optics Group Publishes Paper in Optics Express

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Jing Wang, Yunhui Zhu, Rui Zhang, and Prof. Daniel Gauthier have published a paper titled “FSBS resonances observed in a standard highly-nonlinear fiber” in the online journal Optics Express. Zhang explains, “We presented observations of forward stimulated Brillouin scattering (FSBS) in a standard... Read More »
Update from Werner Tornow, who is working at KamLAND in Japan

Update from Werner Tornow, who is working at KamLAND in Japan

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - email update from Prof. Werner Tornow I arrived in Tokyo on Monday, March 14, three days after Friday's devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami. During my 10 years plus travel to Japan I never went through immigration and customs at Tokyo-Narita airport as fast as this... Read More »
Duke at the American Physical Society meeting

Duke at the American Physical Society meeting

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Many Duke professors and graduate students will be presenting papers at the American Physical Society meeting March 21-25, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. Click the links below to see the full list of presenters and talks. Note: We only included those authors with a Duke affiliation. MARCH 21... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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