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 »

Prof. Kotwal to speak in France

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal will soon be traveling to Blois, France, to give an invited plenary lecture at Rencontres de Blois—an annual multidisciplinary conference. This year’s conference, which runs July 15-20, is titled “Particle Physics and Cosmology: First Results from the Large Hadron Collider (... Read More »

Prof. Mueller at the Institute for Nuclear Theory at UW

Thursday, July 1, 2010
View from UW, towards Mt. Rainier Prof. Berndt Mueller is currently co-directing an eight-week program at the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington called "Quantifying the Properties of Hot QCD Matter." The program, which lasts from May 24th to July 16th, is,... Read More »

Patrick Charbonneau at the Kavli Institute

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Prof. Patrick Charbonneau, who has appointments in both Chemistry and Physics at Duke, spent three weeks in May at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara.  While at the Kavli Institute, Charbonneau attended the program on "The Physics of Glasses: Relating Metallic Glasses... Read More »

Zongjin Qian's Summer Travel to CERN

Friday, June 25, 2010
Zongjin Qian, a freshman physics major at Duke, was awarded a 2010 Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship for travel to CERN this summer, where he is doing research with Prof. Al Goshaw and the Duke High Energy Physics group.   Zongjin left for CERN in June, and is now involved with the ATLAS... Read More »