Charbonneau Group

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.

Quantum Electronics Lab

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.

Baranger Group

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.

Center for Theoretical & Mathematical Sciences

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

Duke Mu2e is a high priority experiment at FNAL and its purpose is to search for charged lepton flavor violation with unprecedented sensitivity.