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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 »
Faculty Research Update: Physics Sheds Light on How Plants Use Carbon Dioxide

Faculty Research Update: Physics Sheds Light on How Plants Use Carbon Dioxide

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Physics professor Calvin Howell and his students are working with Duke biologists on an interdisciplinary project to discover more about how plants absorb and use carbon dioxide—a question of particular relevance as levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere continue to climb. Howell and his... Read More »

Physics Welcomes 16 New Graduate Students

Friday, August 20, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN This week the Duke Physics department welcomes 16 new graduate students to the program for fall of 2010. These 16 students were accepted out of a pool of almost 200 applicants and they will be the first to experience the department's new... Read More »

Welcome, New Graduate Students!

Thursday, August 19, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN This week the Duke Physics department welcomes 16 new graduate students to the program for fall of 2010. These 16 students were accepted out of a pool of almost 200 applicants and they will be the first to experience the department's new... Read More »
Duke Physics Commencement Ceremony 2010

Duke Physics Commencement Ceremony 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
NOTE: SOME LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN In our new photo album at Flickr, newly-minted Duke graduates are seen celebrating their achievements at the Duke Physics commencement ceremony.  The ceremonies awarded diplomas to students who earned their Doctorates in Physics in... Read More »
Physics Grad Student Jonathan Mueller Receives Fellowship

Physics Grad Student Jonathan Mueller Receives Fellowship

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Physics graduate student Jonathan Mueller, who works with the Capture group under Prof. Henry Weller and Prof. Mohammad Ahmed, received a graduate fellowship award with the new Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship program. He was one of 150 students awarded and each will be provided tuition,... Read More »
Chris Walter Racks Up More Frequent Flier Miles

Chris Walter Racks Up More Frequent Flier Miles

Thursday, August 5, 2010
This summer, Prof. Chris Walter has traveled to Japan, South Dakota, Greece, Japan, Chicago, and is now back in Japan. He is pulling a shift right now at the Super-Kamiokande experiment, which is a Cherenkov neutrino detector that consists of 50,000 tons of water in an underground tank. The... Read More »
Prof. Berndt Mueller co-directing CERN Theory Institute

Prof. Berndt Mueller co-directing CERN Theory Institute

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Prof. Berndt Mueller will travel to Geneva, Switzerland from August 16 to September 10th. He'll be working at the LHC co-directing a four-week CERN Theory Institute called "The First Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC." Mueller will be co-directing with three other international collaborators - Urs... Read More »

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