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Profs. Teitsworth and Huffman's Course Evaluations Among Top 5%

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Congratulations to Profs. Stephen Teitsworth and Emilie Huffman whose course evaluations were among the top 5% of all undergraduate instructors at Duke for a medium class (20-59 students) in Fall 2015 for the course PHY 142 "General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism" and its discussion sections... Read More »

Photos from CUWiP 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Below are photos taken at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) held this year at Old Dominion University, January 15-17, 2016. Six Duke Physics undergraduates attended. Photo at Right: l-r, Fan Zhang, Tianji Cai on Jefferson Lab Tour l-r: Ji Won Park, Melissa Wu and... Read More »

Prof. Behringer's Work in N&O and Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Prof. Robert P. Behringer's work was on the front page of the Science and Technology section of the The News & Observer on Monday, January 18, 2016. Read the story "Duke physicist bullies beads to study avalanches" online here. The same story also ran in The Charlotte Observer. See it here.

Undergrads Hao Geng, Zhetao Jia, and Fan Zhang Receive Silver Medal in University Physics Competition

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Physics majors Hao Geng, Zhetao Jia, and Fan Zhang won a silver medal in The University Physics Competition 2015 Contest held this past November. The competition problems and results were posted online here. Congratulations to the team and their faculty supervisor Prof. Roxanne Springer. Hopefully... Read More »

Bob Guenther's Modern Optics, Second Edition

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The second edition of Prof. Bob D. Guenther's book “Modern Optics” has been published. Originally published with Wiley, the second edition has been printed by Oxford University Press. The book was developed over a period of more than 20 years teaching optics at Duke University.

2016 Breakthrough Prize Awarded to Twelve Triangle Area Scientists

Monday, November 16, 2015
Faculty and research scientists at four universities in the NC Triangle Area were awarded 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. In addition to Duke Faculty on the Super-K, T2K, K2K and Kamland experiments, TUNL physicists from University of North Carolina and NC State were among the 1300... Read More »

Super-Kamiokande and T2K Experiments Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Approximately 1300 physicists from five experiments were awarded a share of the $3M Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The prizes were presented at a live ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 10/9c on National Geographic Channel. Duke University physicists made major contributions to two of the... Read More »

Mikkelsen Group Demonstrates Self-Assembled Metasurface Perfect Absorbers

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen and her group have a new paper, "Large-Area Metasurface Perfect Absorbers from Visible to Infra-Red," published this week in Advanced Materials. Pratt School's press release can be read online here.

Duke, UNC and NCSU Host XXXV Dynamics Days US 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The 35th edition of Dynamics Days US conference will be held in Durham in January, organized by Triangle university representatives from departments of Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering. The members of the organizing committee are Physics Profs. Robert Behringer, Daniel Gauthier, and Joshua... Read More »

TUNL's 50th Anniversary on Duke University Research

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The Duke Research website is currently featuring two articles about TUNL. "Low-Energy, High-Impact Physics" is a historical celebration of the lab's upcoming 50th anniversary and showcases a nice video from UNC Chapel Hill. Read about TUNL alumni in "Nuclear Lab Alumni Went on to Leadership."

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