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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 »
John Thomas featured in Science

John Thomas featured in Science

Thursday, December 9, 2010
From Ashley Yeager of Duke's Office of News and Communications: "Using lasers to contain some ultra-chilled atoms, a team of scientists have measured the viscosity or stickiness of a gas often considered to be the sixth state of matter. The measurements verify that this gas can be used as a “scale... Read More »
Prof. Curtarolo's Research Assists Archaeologists

Prof. Curtarolo's Research Assists Archaeologists

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In November, Professor Stefano Curtarolo and colleagues published a paper in the journal Advanced Materials about a new technology they developed for use in archaeology. The technology uses infrared spectroscopy to obtain spectral “fingerprints” of minerals, allowing scientists to quickly... Read More »

Duke Theorists Begin Analyzing Exciting New Data from LHC

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Professors Steffen Bass and Berndt Mueller rejoiced this month at the news that the Large Hadron Collider started its program of collisions of lead nuclei at unprecedented energies, almost 15 times higher than those previously explored at Brookhaven National Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (... Read More »
Prof. Gao Visits Tsinghua University, wins APS General Councilor Position

Prof. Gao Visits Tsinghua University, wins APS General Councilor Position

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Prof. Haiyan Gao spent one month this summer at Tsinghua University as the Changjiang Lectureship Chair Professor. During this time, she co-chaired a very successful workshop in Beijing on "Second Workshop on Hadron Physics in China and Opportunities with 12 GeV JLab." She will return to Tsinghua... Read More »
Behringer wins awards from NASA and NSF

Behringer wins awards from NASA and NSF

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Prof. Robert Behringer will receive two grants this year to pursue his research in granular materials and thin liquid films.  They are from NASA and NSF, and Behringer will serve as lead PI and co-PI, respectively, on these projects. Prof. Robert Behringer will receive an award of $310,... Read More »
Han Wins Teaching Award

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.

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