Physics Grad Student Jonathan Mueller Receives Fellowship

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Physics graduate student Jonathan Mueller, who works with the Capture group under Prof. Henry Weller and Prof. Mohammad Ahmed, received a graduate fellowship award with the new Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship program. He was one of 150 students awarded and each will be provided tuition,... Read More »

Chris Walter Racks Up More Frequent Flier Miles

Thursday, August 5, 2010
This summer, Prof. Chris Walter has traveled to Japan, South Dakota, Greece, Japan, Chicago, and is now back in Japan. He is pulling a shift right now at the Super-Kamiokande experiment, which is a Cherenkov neutrino detector that consists of 50,000 tons of water in an underground tank. The... Read More »

Prof. Berndt Mueller co-directing CERN Theory Institute

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Prof. Berndt Mueller will travel to Geneva, Switzerland from August 16 to September 10th. He'll be working at the LHC co-directing a four-week CERN Theory Institute called "The First Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC." Mueller will be co-directing with three other international collaborators - Urs... Read More »

Joel Greenberg's Trip to Brazil - Part 2

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Duke Physics graduate student Joel Greenberg attended the the 19th annual International Laser Physics Workshop in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, this month. The conference included an excursion to a nearby National Park. (Read Part 1 of this story here.) Here’s what Joel said about it: On July 7 (midway... Read More »

Joel Greenberg Attends Laser Conference in Brazil

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Duke Physics graduate student Joel Greenberg attended the 19th annual International Laser Physics Workshop in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, this month. Here’s what he had to say about it: The conference ran from July 5 – 9, 2010, and had nine different sessions dealing with optics-related material. I... Read More »

Berndt Mueller going to YITP in Kyoto

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Prof. Berndt Mueller is heading to the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) in Kyoto next week to attend the first two weeks of a program on hot and dense matter, called “High Energy Strong Interactions: Parton Distributions and Dense QCD Matter.” He will be giving a presentation on the... Read More »

Prof. Charbonneau at CECAM Workshop, Switzerland

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau will be in Lausanne, Switzerland, this week at the CECAM workshop “Crystallization: from colloids to pharmaceuticals.” Charbonneau will give a talk titled “How rare is hard sphere crystallization?” CECAM is the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire. Earlier in... Read More »

Siyuan Sun's Summer Travel to CERN

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Duke undergraduates Siyuan Sun and Zongjin Qian flew to Geneva June 2 to work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN until July 28. Their work is funded by a 2010 Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship. “It is a very exciting time here for particle physics with the LHC up and running,” Sun says, “but that... Read More »

Baranger Attends Conference, Visits Former Post-Docs in Brazil

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
In the last week of April, Prof. Harold Baranger attended the workshop “Spin Related Phenomena in Mesoscopic Transport” at the International Institute of Physics in Natal, Brazil. Natal is on the easternmost tip of South America. Baranger gave a talk titled “Interaction-Induced Localization in... Read More »

Nuclear Physics Number 8 in U.S. News Rankings

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Duke’s nuclear physics specialty was ranked #8 in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 graduate school rankings, which came out April 15. The department as a whole placed 30. The last time the rankings were compiled, in 2006, the department ranked 29. “I am very pleased to see our efforts in... Read More »