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Department Update - Duke Physicists Give Invited Talks at the 2010 APS Meeting

Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Duke Physics department had a strong presence at both the March and April 2010 meetings of the American Physical Society. Among the many contributed talks by Duke scholars at the March meeting were two invited talks.  Prof. Harold Baranger and Yang Yang, a Duke PhD student, were... Read More »

Welcome to the April Duke Physics Newsletter

Thursday, April 29, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN   As the 2009-2010 school year comes to a close, it's time to look back at a year of achievements and progress among faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates. Faculty and students have participated in research... Read More »

Alumni Profile - From Physics to Forensic Genealogy

Thursday, April 29, 2010
“I shine a light on things for a living,” says Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD ’83. This simple statement covers Fitzpatrick’s wildly varying experiences since graduating, including building an optical laboratory in her garage, starting her own laser and optics company, and most recently, using “forensic... Read More »

Student Research Awards

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Logo credit to CERN This Spring, Duke Physics students have been recognized for their excellence in research and ambition.  Read the following profiles to see what they will be up to this summer and fall.   The student research projects will involve travel to Fermilab in... Read More »

May 2010 Graduation

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Duke awarded 6 doctorate degrees to physics students in the Spring of 2010. Congratulations to all recently minted PhDs, and good luck on all of your endeavors! The recent PhDs' research varies across the field of physics sub-disciplines. View their photos here.

Department Research Update - Higgs Exclusion at Tevatron Gets Noticed

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Duke physicists played a major role in the recent direct exclusion of Higgs bosons at Fermilab’s Tevatron, which was featured on the cover of the February 12, 2010, issue of Physical Review Letters (PRL). Duke professor Mark Kruse says the study excluded the 162-166 GeV/c2 range of masses for the... Read More »

Department Update - A New Major at Duke: Biophysics

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Duke’s Arts and Sciences Council recently approved a request from the physics department to create a new major in biophysics. The major will be administered by the physics department in close collaboration with the departments of biology, chemistry, and biomedical engineering. As Director of... Read More »

Faculty Research Update: Moo-Young Han’s Sabbatical in Korea

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Professor Moo-Young Han is back from a sabbatical semester at Seoul National University in Korea. He taught undergraduate and graduate-level physics classes, and spent a great deal of time theorizing about particle physics with his colleague and old friend Jihn E. Kim. “He and I work in the same... Read More »

Duke Physics Alumni - Career Word Map

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Duke Physics Alumni have gone on to succeed in incredibly diverse career paths. We've collected the destinations for Duke Physics alumni from the past 18 years and included them in a word cloud. Check out the full-page image of the Duke Alumni Career Cloud at Wordle.net:

Jay Strader, Hubble Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian

Thursday, February 18, 2010
The photo above is an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby spiral galaxy with a globular cluster marked and enlarged. Jay Strader, ’02, was an economics and math major when he took an astrophysics course as a sophomore. The course, taught by former Duke professor John... Read More »

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