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Alumni Profile - From Physics to Forensic Genealogy

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 »
Faculty Research Update: Moo-Young Han’s Sabbatical in Korea

Faculty Research Update: Moo-Young Han’s Sabbatical in Korea

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Professor Moo-Young Han is back from a sabbatical semester at Seoul National University in Korea. He taught undergraduate and graduate-level physics classes, and spent a great deal of time theorizing about particle physics with his colleague and old friend Jihn E. Kim. “He and I work in the same... Read More »

Duke Physics Alumni - Career Word Map

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Duke Physics Alumni have gone on to succeed in incredibly diverse career paths. We've collected the destinations for Duke Physics alumni from the past 18 years and included them in a word cloud. Check out the full-page image of the Duke Alumni Career Cloud at Wordle.net:

Jay Strader, Hubble Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian

Thursday, February 18, 2010
The photo above is an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby spiral galaxy with a globular cluster marked and enlarged. Jay Strader, ’02, was an economics and math major when he took an astrophysics course as a sophomore. The course, taught by former Duke professor John... Read More »

New Curriculum in Graduate Program

Thursday, February 18, 2010
NOTE: LINKS HAVE BECOME BROKEN DUE TO SITE REDESIGN Duke Physics' Graduate Curriculum Committee adopted a new Graduate Program curriculum in October 2009. This committee, composed of faculty members and graduate students, conceived of an exciting redirection of the graduate program... Read More »
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 »

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