Daniel Scolnic

Dan Scolnic: Using Supernovae to Construct Expansion History of the Universe

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
At age 10, Dan Scolnic had his life all planned out: go to Duke, play basketball as a walk-on, then head to the NBA. These dreams were quashed when a pediatrician plotted Scolnic’s height on a growth chart and informed him he’d probably max out at 5’2”. “It was one of the worst days of my childhood... Read More »
Michael Troxel

Michael Troxel: Using Weak Gravitational Lensing to Map the Invisible Universe

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
“My business is understanding how the universe evolves, what it’s made of, and what its fate is going to be,” says Michael Troxel, assistant professor of physics at Duke beginning January 1, 2019.    At the heart of these questions lie dark matter and dark energy. Although together... Read More »

Duke Announces New Prize for Philosophy of Physics

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Duke University is pleased to announce the Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics, an award that celebrates excellence in philosophy of physics and promotes breadth across the field both historically and philosophically.   The prize — supported by Duke in collaboration with the... Read More »
Leah Broussard

Former Grad Student Broussard Studies Neutron Decay

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Former graduate student Leah Broussard now works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she studies neutron decay. She was featured on ORNL's news site discussing her background and current work. Read "Leah Broussard: Breaking the Standard Model to Fix Understanding of the Universe"... Read More »
Daniel Scolnic

Incoming Prof. Scolnic Featured on WIRED

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Incoming Cosmology Prof. Daniel Scolnic was interviewed about work on the Hubble constant tension. Read "Cosmology is in Crisis Over How to Measure the Universe" on WIRED here.
Michael Rubinstein

Prof. Rubinstein and Collaborators Study Mucus to Help Patients with CF

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Prof. Michael Rubinstein and collaborators have published research regarding adhesion and binding of mucus to develop therapies that could provide relief in patients with cystic fibrosis. Read more in ScienceDaily's article "Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear... Read More »
Ronen Plesser

Prof. Plesser Explains String Theory

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Prof. Ronen Plesser was interviewed by The Chronicle. Watch "Professor explains string theory and its history" here.
Adryanna Smith

Grad Student Smith Featured on Faces of DUNE

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Graduate student Adryanna Smith has been featured as one of the Faces of DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Group). Read how she discovered her love of physics on Fermilab's Twitter here and Facebook here. Smith is a second-year graduate student and a member of Prof. Kate Scholberg's group.
Michael Rubinstein

Prof. Rubinstein and Team Receive NSF Grant to Research Cancer

Friday, October 12, 2018
Prof. Michael Rubinstein is part of a team that just received a research grant from NSF to study changes in DNA that can cause cancer. Read more on The Chroncile's website here.
Bob Behringer's Picture Floating on ISS

Prof. Behringer's Image Floated on the International Space Station

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the late Prof. Bob Behringer's picture was floated on the International Space Station. This dedication was announced in August. Professor for Physics of Granular Matter at the University of Cologne and member of the Institute of Materials Physics in... Read More »