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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 »
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 »

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