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!

Duke Graduate Student Photo selected "Picture of the Day" by NSF

Monday, November 22, 2010
On October 26, 2010, Jie Ren's photo of stress in a two-dimensional granular material was selected as the "Picture of the Day" by the National Science Foundation. The work leading to the picture was conducted by Jie in Prof. Robert Behringer's laboratory.  As mentioned previously, the photo... Read More »

New Grant to Support Undergrad Research at Duke, LHC

Thursday, November 18, 2010
The grant will allow more undergraduates to conduct research at LHC, as Ariana Minot did last summer. ​Profs. Ayana Arce, Steffen Bass, Al Goshaw, Ashutosh Kotwal, Mark Kruse, and Berndt Mueller have been awarded a grant of $20,000 from The Duke Endowment to support... Read More »

Gauthier Receives New DARPA Grant

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Prof. Daniel Gauthier has recently started a new program in quantum information science that has received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), entitled "Information on the Photon (InPho): Free-Space Quantum Communication."  The goal of the project is to encode... Read More »

Students Collaborate in Physics Outreach Group

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
On Sep 22 four student volunteers from the Physics Dept's Outreach Group joined the Chemistry Dept's Outreach Group for "An Evening of Science" in front of the French Science Building.  Using demonstrations, the students explained two topics they learned in mechanics, Newton's 3rd Law and... Read More »

Building a Collection of Physics Videos on The Web

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The explosive growth of self-archiving tools like cell phones and digital cameras means that physics videos have taken off in the past ten years.  YouTube is a great destination for those who want to lose a couple hours one afternoon looking at fantastic physics-related videos from around the... Read More »