Undergraduate Studies Quantum Optics in the Lab

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Yu-Po “Ken” Wong, a junior physics major from Taiwan, has spent the last two summers working in Prof. Dan Gauthier’s optics lab. He’s studying the spontaneous down conversion, which is when a photon going through a crystal is changed into two lower frequency photons. The research has implications... Read More »

Alum wins Fellowship at Los Alamos National Lab

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Bryon Neufeld, PhD '09, has enjoyed his first year at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) in New Mexico.  Neufeld was recently awarded the Director's Fellowship Award, a competitive award given across all fields of science at LANL.  Below Neufeld writes about his research at LANL and the work... Read More »

Duke Grad Student, Postdoc win 1st and 2nd Prize in Photo Contest

Monday, September 27, 2010
Jie Ren's first place photo Physics graduate student Jie Ren and post doc Joshua Dijksman took first and second prize, respectively, in the Mahato Memorial Scientific Visualization Contest sponsored by Duke's engineering department. The contest honors the memory of engineering... Read More »

Duke Alum Enjoys Twists and Turns in Career Path

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
In the 1950s, my high school principal told me that I had an obligation to help the United States win the space race.  His encouragement fueled my technical interests.  I majored in physics, earning a BS degree from Duke University, an MS from the University of Illinois, and the Ph.D.... Read More »

Behringer Wins DTRA Grant

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Prof. Bob Behringer is lead-PI on a recent award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) which is focused on understanding the basic physics of high speed impacts of objects on granular materials. The project is entitled, "Microstructure, fluidization, and control of penetrator trajectories... Read More »

Website of the Month - Virtual Journal of QCD Matter

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Click here to view the Virtual Journal of QCD Matter. This site, moderated by 3 professors including our own Profs. Steffen Bass and Berndt Mueller, focuses on the Physics of the QGP and Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions. In addition to Bass and Mueller, William A. Zajc from Columbia University,... Read More »

Fritz London Graduate Fellowship Winners, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010
Congratulations to Joel Greenberg and Henok Mebrahtu, this year’s winners of the Fritz London Graduate Fellowship. The award is given each year to graduate students doing work related to the interests of Fritz London, who was a professor of physics and chemistry at Duke from 1939 until his death in... Read More »

Joshua Bienfang, BS 1994, in the news

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Joshua Bienfang, BS 1994, made the news this summer when he developed and demonstrated a way to send high speed encrypted messages using quantum physics. Bienfang worked in Prof. Dan Gauthier’s lab as an undergraduate and as a research scientist for one year, then went to the University of New... Read More »

Welcome to the August Duke Physics Newsletter

Thursday, August 26, 2010
The 2010-2011 academic year is upon us at Duke Physics. This week the Duke Physics department welcomes 16 new graduate students for fall of 2010. In addition to welcoming new students to the program, the Duke Physics department is also ushering in a new graduate curriculum and a new undergraduate... Read More »

Alum Update from Susan Clark, '04

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Susan Clark, a former Duke Physics undergrad who graduated in 2004, was recently awarded a post doctoral fellowship at the Joint Quantum Institute between University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Clark, who studied atom-light... Read More »