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Prof. Everitt Cited as APS Fellow

Prof. Everitt Cited as APS Fellow

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Henry Everitt, Adjunct Professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for "his broad leadership in furthering quantum information science, including the effective stewardship of quantum information programs for the U.S.... Read More »

Student Research Updates

Thursday, December 16, 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 »
Professors Ayana Arce and Mark Kruse Featured in Video Series

Professors Ayana Arce and Mark Kruse Featured in Video Series

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Professors Ayana Arce and Mark Kruse are featured in a new series of videos called “Physics for the 21st Century” produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and available online. Kruse says the goal of the videos is to “share some of the excitement of what’s going on in the... Read More »
Prof. Ronen Plesser in Duke Magazine

Prof. Ronen Plesser in Duke Magazine

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Prof. Ronen Plesser was featured in Duke Magazine's November-December 2010 issue in an article entitled "The Science of Stargazing." You can read the feature here. There was also a similar story in Duke's employee newsletter Working @ Duke's December 2009/January 2010 issue. Read it online on page... Read More »
Teaching at a Small Liberal Arts College

Teaching at a Small Liberal Arts College

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Chris De Pree, ’88, teaches physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College, a women’s college in Decatur, Georgia. He also co-authors books on astronomy for the general public and does research involving massive star formation using data from the VLA (Very Large Array) radio observatory in New Mexico... Read More »
Mehta Attends 60th Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students

Mehta Attends 60th Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students

Monday, December 13, 2010
Duke Physics graduate student Abhijit Mehta spent a week this summer on the isle of Lindau in Germany, interacting with 60 Nobel Laureates and about 600 “young researchers” from all over the world. Mehta was among 75 United States graduate students selected to attend the famous meeting. His trip... Read More »
Matthew Hastings Joins Duke Physics Faculty

Matthew Hastings Joins Duke Physics Faculty

Monday, December 13, 2010
Matthew Hastings joined the Duke Physics faculty this fall as an associate professor. Hastings, who earned his PhD in physics at MIT came to Duke from Microsoft. Before that he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests include quantum computing, condensed matter physics,... Read More »
William Walker’s Obituary in Physics Today

William Walker’s Obituary in Physics Today

Friday, December 10, 2010
Prof. Al Goshaw co-authored an obituary published in Physics Today of William Walker, James B. Duke Professor of Physics emeritus, who passed away in April. Read the obituary here.
Dark Matter in Galaxies talk online

Dark Matter in Galaxies talk online

Friday, December 10, 2010
NOTE: LINK HAS BECOME BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN Math Prof. Hubert Bray and Physics postdoc Andriy Badin gave a talk on "Dark Matter in Galaxies" on Monday, December 6. It is now available on the web here.

New Photos of Undergrad Student Activities

Thursday, December 9, 2010
Two new albums have been added to the Physics Department's Flickr profile that depict two recent undergraduate student events by the Physics Outreach Group. Physics' and Chemistry's Outreach Groups' An Evening of Science on September 22, 2010 can be viewed here. Read the entry on that story here... Read More »

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