The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications and nominations for an endowed position in theoretical or experimental condensed matter physics, broadly defined. The Charles H. Townes assistant/associate professorship is a tenure-track or tenured associate professor position, and the holder of this endowed position shall be a young or mid-career scientist with enormous promise and/or highly qualified accomplishments. The appointment will begin on or after July 2015.
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 experimental nuclear physics, broadly defined. Current research in the department in this area includes experiments in electroweak interactions, neutrino physics, hadron structure and nuclear astrophysics. The appointment begins in fall 2013.
The Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory(FEL) operates a storage ring based free electron laser light source. Active areas of research at the Duke FEL laboratory include FEL/accelerator physics, nuclear physics, materials science, and biological physics.
The Charbonneau Group pursues frontier research in soft matter using simulation and theory. We tackle questions ranging from the molecular to the colloidal scale, such as the glass problem, protein crystallization, and micron- and nano-scale particle assembly.
Our laboratory is involved in a diverse set of research projects in the areas of quantum optics, control and synchronization of chaos in optical and electronic systems, and characterizing and controlling the dynamics of biological systems.
The broad focus of our group is quantum open systems at the nanoscale, particularly the generation of correlation between particles in such systems. Fundamental interest in nanophysics — the physics of small, nanometer scale, bits of solid — stems from the ability to control and probe systems on length scales larger than atoms but small enough that the averaging inherent in bulk properties has not yet occurred.
The COHERENT collaboration aims to measure CEvNS (Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering) using the high-quality pion-decay-at-rest neutrino source at the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The SNS provides an intense flux of neutrinos in the few tens-of-MeV range, with a sharply-pulsed timing structure that is beneficial for background rejection. The CEvNS process is cleanly predicted in the Standard Model and its measurement provides a Standard Model test; furthermore, the process is involved in supernova explosion processes and supernova neutrino detection.
The Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Science at Duke addresses these opportunities for theoretical collaboration by building an open community of scholars practicing scientific research of a predominantly theoretical and mathematical nature who are interested in applying their skills beyond the traditional confines of their discipline and/or in collaborating with scientists from other disciplines.
ATLAS is an experiment to search for the origin of mass and to study beyond the standard model. The experiment utilizes LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research). Duke's main contribution for the experiment was to construct a part of the ATLAS detector, namely the Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT).
Duke Mu2e is a high priority experiment at FNAL and its purpose is to search for charged lepton flavor violation with unprecedented sensitivity.