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High Energy Physicists as World Travelers

High Energy Physicists as World Travelers

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Josh Albert, a fourth-year graduate student at Duke, recently returned from another trip to a high energy physics experiment in Japan. "The travel is fascinating," Albert says. "Not just from a physics perspective but also because I'm able to meet people with such different perspectives." High... Read More »
Ayana Arce: HEP's Newest Faculty Member

Ayana Arce: HEP's Newest Faculty Member

Thursday, February 18, 2010
The physics department’s newest faculty member, Ayana T. Arce, earned her PhD at Harvard, did a Chamberlain post-doctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and is thrilled to have settled at Duke. As a high energy experimental physicist, Arce has worked with a lot of different... Read More »
Connect to Duke Physics on the Web!

Connect to Duke Physics on the Web!

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Why Duke Physics? A Photo Essay on the Strengths of DukeThe collage below is a selection of our ongoing photo essay called "Why Duke Physics?"  This project, hosted at both Flickr and Facebook, collects quotes and images that cover the variety of aspects that draw students to the Duke Physics... Read More »

Welcome to the February Duke Physics Newsletter

Thursday, February 18, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN Students who have been accepted to the Duke Physics graduate program are just now finding congratulatory emails in their inboxes.  Many of you alumni will remember the feelings of excitement when choosing to attend Duke.  This issue... Read More »
Xin Qian Wins 2010 Caltech Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship

Xin Qian Wins 2010 Caltech Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Xin Qian, a graduate student in Prof. Haiyan Gao’s Medium Energy Physics Group, is the winner of the 2010 Caltech Prize Fellowship in Experimental Physics or Astrophysics. The Fellowship is highly competitive. For the fall of 2010, Xin Qian is the only candidate in the world who has been awarded... Read More »
Daphne Chang Memorial Award Fund

Daphne Chang Memorial Award Fund

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
In Memoriam - Daphne Y. Chang (Trinity 2005), a Duke Physics major, passed away on December 21st after battling a never fully diagnosed disease on and off for the past two years. She was 26 years old. Daphne will be remembered by the Duke Physics community as an extraordinary person: in her... Read More »

Profs. Mueller and Bass awarded Topical Collaboration Grant

Friday, January 8, 2010
Duke professors Berndt Mueller and Steffen Bass are playing leading roles in a multi-institutional team that was recently awarded Department Of Energy (DOE) funding for a Topical Collaboration on "Jet and Electromagnetic Tomography in Heavy-Ion Collisions." The JET Collaboration, which includes... Read More »

Connect to Duke Physics on the Web!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Duke Physics is now on Facebook and Filckr, a photo sharing community.   These sites provide new ways of connecting to the Duke Physics community of professors, alumni, students and physics-enthusiasts around the globe. Click on either image to see our activities on the web. Most of the photos... Read More »
Faculty Research Update - Physicist as Brain Scientist

Faculty Research Update - Physicist as Brain Scientist

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Duke Professor Henry Greenside is a theoretical physicist who studies how the brain works. He says, “The brain is so complicated we need to approach it from various angles. The thing a physicist brings to bear is the belief that if you push hard enough there will be some understanding. Physicists... Read More »

Alumni Profile - Scott Wilburn at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
As a graduate student at TUNL, Scott Wilburn '93 made precision measurements with neutrons in order to study the interactions of polarized neutrons and polarized protons. Today, he’s using similar techniques at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, but with lower-energy neutrons, and... Read More »

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