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Prof. Warren wins 2011 Herbert Broida Prize

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...

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

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

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 »

HIGS Plays Role in Nuclear Fusion Research

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A team that’s working to develop nuclear fusion as a power source is relying on the HIGS (High Intensity Gamma Ray Source) at Duke to test gamma ray detectors needed for the project. Nuclear fission is already used to generate electricity in power plants around the world, but physicists are... Read More »
Alum Uses Physics to Detect Nuclear Weapons Testing

Alum Uses Physics to Detect Nuclear Weapons Testing

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Roger Byrd, PhD 1978, has spent 25 years at national laboratories in New Mexico designing and refining satellite instruments that detect nuclear weapons testing. “You don’t go to graduate school in nuclear test instrumentation,” Byrd says. But his doctoral research at TUNL in neutron physics opened... Read More »

Students Organize Surprise Birthday Party for Professor Emeritus Russell Roberson

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
On October 2, 2010, Professor Emeritus Russell Roberson was treated to a surprise 80th birthday party given by his former graduate students at the Millenium Hotel in Durham. Thirteen of the 23 doctoral students Roberson advised over his 35-year-career at Duke came to the party, from such far-flung... Read More »

Nobel Prize in Physics 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010
If you didn't catch it, read it here! This month The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene." Read the full press release at nobelprize.org.
Undergraduate Studies Quantum Optics in the Lab

Undergraduate Studies Quantum Optics in the Lab

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Yu-Po “Ken” Wong, a junior physics major from Taiwan, has spent the last two summers working in Prof. Dan Gauthier’s optics lab. He’s studying the spontaneous down conversion, which is when a photon going through a crystal is changed into two lower frequency photons. The research has implications... Read More »

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