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Behringer Wins DTRA Grant

Behringer Wins DTRA Grant

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Prof. Bob Behringer is lead-PI on a recent award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) which is focused on understanding the basic physics of high speed impacts of objects on granular materials. The project is entitled, "Microstructure, fluidization, and control of penetrator trajectories... Read More »

Website of the Month - Virtual Journal of QCD Matter

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Click here to view the Virtual Journal of QCD Matter. This site, moderated by 3 professors including our own Profs. Steffen Bass and Berndt Mueller, focuses on the Physics of the QGP and Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions. In addition to Bass and Mueller, William A. Zajc from Columbia University,... Read More »

Fritz London Graduate Fellowship Winners, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010
Congratulations to Joel Greenberg and Henok Mebrahtu, this year’s winners of the Fritz London Graduate Fellowship. The award is given each year to graduate students doing work related to the interests of Fritz London, who was a professor of physics and chemistry at Duke from 1939 until his death in... Read More »
Joshua Bienfang, BS 1994, in the news

Joshua Bienfang, BS 1994, in the news

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Joshua Bienfang, BS 1994, made the news this summer when he developed and demonstrated a way to send high speed encrypted messages using quantum physics. Bienfang worked in Prof. Dan Gauthier’s lab as an undergraduate and as a research scientist for one year, then went to the University of New... Read More »
Welcome to the August Duke Physics Newsletter

Welcome to the August Duke Physics Newsletter

Thursday, August 26, 2010
The 2010-2011 academic year is upon us at Duke Physics. This week the Duke Physics department welcomes 16 new graduate students for fall of 2010. In addition to welcoming new students to the program, the Duke Physics department is also ushering in a new graduate curriculum and a new undergraduate... Read More »

Alum Update from John Gibson, '51

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
John D S Gibson, BS Physics 1951 wrote to Duke Physics News to give us an update on his life since graduation. Here's what he had to say: Half way through my senior year, Dr. Walter Nielsen, the Department Chair, stopped me in the hall and in the kindest way told me that the department could... Read More »
Alum Update from Susan Clark, '04

Alum Update from Susan Clark, '04

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Susan Clark, a former Duke Physics undergrad who graduated in 2004, was recently awarded a post doctoral fellowship at the Joint Quantum Institute between University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Clark, who studied atom-light... Read More »

Summer Research Updates - A Collection of Stories and Photos

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
NOTE: SOME LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO WEBSITE REDESIGN This summer the Duke Physics News team collected both images and stories from members of the Duke Physics Department who have been traveling around the world for research, conferences, and relaxation.    We stayed in... Read More »
Post-Doc Hannah Petersen Joins Nuclear Theory Group

Post-Doc Hannah Petersen Joins Nuclear Theory Group

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Dr. Hannah Petersen joined the nuclear theory group in January 2010 to work with Professors Mueller and Bass. Her research is focused on the dynamical description of heavy ion collisions at ultra-relativistic energies as they are produced at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven... Read More »
Alumni Profile: From Physics to Pharm

Alumni Profile: From Physics to Pharm

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Although the biophysics major is new at Duke for 2011, many physics alums over the years have melded physics and biology in their careers. Leslie Molony, ‘75, for example, has worked as a researcher and as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry. “I use my physics background just about every... Read More »

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