Donna Strickland

Prof. Warren's Former Coworker Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Prof. and Chair Warren Warren's former coworker Donna Strickland has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for her work creating tools from beams of light. She is the first female Physics Nobel Laureate in over half a century. Strickland worked with Warren at Princeton University in the early... Read More »
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Profs. Brown, Chandrasekharan, and Wu Elected APS Fellows

Monday, October 1, 2018
The American Physical Society announced that Prof. Shailesh Chandrasekharan (nominated by the Division of Computational Physics), Prof. Ying Wu (nominated by the Division of Physics of Beams) and secondary faculty member Prof. Kenneth Brown (nominated by the Division of Quantum Information) have... Read More »
Nicolas Brunel

Prof. Brunel Published New Results

Monday, September 17, 2018
Prof. Nicolas Brunel, with Ulises Pereira of the University of Chicago, has published new results about brain activity on bioRxiv. Read "Unsupervised learning of persistent and sequential activity" here.
Warren Warren

Prof. Warren Received 2018 William F. Meggers Award

Monday, September 17, 2018
Prof. Warren Warren received the 2018 William F. Meggers Award at the annual Optical Society (OSA) meeting in Washington, DC Dr. Warren's research interests and 300 publications reflect advances in fundamental physics and technology, with applications ranging from molecular spectroscopy to... Read More »
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Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Observational Cosmology

Friday, September 7, 2018
The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of observational cosmology. The physics department is committed to building a faculty that is inclusive and is... Read More »
Roxanne Springer

Prof. Springer Published Op-Ed on APS in the #MeToo Era

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Prof. Roxanne Springer and colleagues have published an op-ed on The Back Page of APS News regarding the Feynman symposium at the April APS meeting and "APS in the #MeToo Era". Read it here.
Baran Bodur, Super-K

Grad Student Bodur Assisted with Super-K Upgrade

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Graduate student Baran Bodur, of the Duke Neutrino and Cosmology Group, participated in the upgrade of the Super-Kamiokande underground neutrino detector during the summer of 2018. Super-K is being drained and refurbished for a next phase called “SK-Gd” with addition of gadolinium. Bodur... Read More »
Kenneth Brown

Prof. Brown Leading Team to Build First Practical Quantum Computer

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Prof. Kenneth Brown (ECE, secondary Physics) is the leader of a collaboration of seven universities planning to build the world's first practical quantum computer in the next five years. Read more in Pratt's story "Duke to Lead $15 Million Program to Create First Practical Quantum... Read More »

Incoming Prof. Troxel Published in Physics Review D and Featured in APS Viewpoint

Monday, August 27, 2018
One year ago the Dark Energy Survey (DES) released the initial cosmological results from its first year of data using a combined analysis of weak gravitational lensing and the clustering of large-scale structure in the Universe. New Duke Physics Prof. Michael Troxel (incoming January... Read More »

Large quantum systems are masters at hiding their qualities.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Ultimately, all matter is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Intriguing quantum physics is leveraged in various technical applications like high-temperature superconductivity and it fuels high hopes for a revolution in information technology through quantum computation. As it... Read More »