2010 Daphne Chang Memorial Award awarded to Alexander Tuna

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Alexander Tuna (Trinity 2010) was awarded the 2010 Daphne Chang Memorial Award for undergraduate research in the Duke Physics Department. The award is in honor of  Daphne Y. Chang (Trinity 2005), a Duke Physics Major, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 26 and who is remembered for her... Read More »

Welcome Baby Dorff!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Congratulations to the Dorff family! Peter James (Pete) was born on Monday, May 17 at 8:46pm to Jimmy Dorff, Physics IT Senior Manager at Duke Physics, and his wife Jenn.

Alum Colleen Fitzpatrick, The DNA Detective

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Physics Department alumna Colleen Fitzpatrick was featured in the magazine More: For Women of Style andSubstance in an article called "The DNA Detective," written by Lynne Rosselini. Read the story online here. Fitzpatrick graduated with a PhD in Physics in 1983. Please see our April Alumni Profile... Read More »

Prof. John Thomas featured in Physics Today

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Prof. John Thomas had an article, "The nearly perfect Fermi gas," published in the May 2010 issue of Physics Today. There are also two inter-related articles by other authors, forming a "special focus" issue on perfect fluids. To read the full articles, you must log in with a Physics Today account... 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 »

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 »