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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 »

Summer Research Updates - A Collection of Stories and Photos

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
NOTE: SOME LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN This summer the Duke Physics News team collected both images and stories from members of the Duke Physics Department who have been traveling around the world for research, conferences, and relaxation.    We stayed in... Read More »

Post-Doc Hannah Petersen Joins Nuclear Theory Group

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Dr. Hannah Petersen joined the nuclear theory group in January 2010 to work with Professors Mueller and Bass. Her research is focused on the dynamical description of heavy ion collisions at ultra-relativistic energies as they are produced at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven... Read More »

Alumni Profile: From Physics to Pharm

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Although the biophysics major is new at Duke for 2011, many physics alums over the years have melded physics and biology in their careers. Leslie Molony, ‘75, for example, has worked as a researcher and as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry. “I use my physics background just about every... Read More »

Faculty Research Update: Physics Sheds Light on How Plants Use Carbon Dioxide

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Physics professor Calvin Howell and his students are working with Duke biologists on an interdisciplinary project to discover more about how plants absorb and use carbon dioxide—a question of particular relevance as levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere continue to climb. Howell and his... Read More »

Website of the Month

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Prof. Chris Walter's website serves as a resource for his personal research as well as a source of news updates for neutrino research at High Energy Physics experiments worldwide.

Photo of the Month - The Louvre in Paris by Dan Gauthier

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
See the rest of Prof. Dan Gauthier's images from his conference trip to Paris, France, as well as other images from our 2010 Summer Research Photo Collection at our Flickr page.

2010 TUNL REU program

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This year's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at TUNL finished up August 6. Eight students from universities around the country traveled to Duke to pursue research with TUNL professors. Click here to see pictures of this year's group.

Alum Update from John Gibson, '51

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
John D S Gibson, BS Physics 1951 wrote to Duke Physics News to give us an update on his life since graduation. Here's what he had to say: Half way through my senior year, Dr. Walter Nielsen, the Department Chair, stopped me in the hall and in the kindest way told me that the department could... Read More »

Physics Welcomes 16 New Graduate Students

Friday, August 20, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN This week the Duke Physics department welcomes 16 new graduate students to the program for fall of 2010. These 16 students were accepted out of a pool of almost 200 applicants and they will be the first to experience the department's new... Read More »

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