Welcome to the September 2011 Newsletter The 2011-2012 school year is off to a great start! Classes have resumed and most people have returned to cam

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Welcome to the September 2011 Newsletter

The 2011-2012 school year is off to a great start! Classes have resumed and most people have returned to campus from their summer activities. Below you will find recent news from the department. Keep an eye on your mailboxes for our print newsletter that should be arriving this week. To make sure you don't miss out, if you aren't on our mailing list please email [email protected] to add yourself.

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Faculty News

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Prof. Harold Baranger has taken a visiting position called a “Chaire d’Excellence”

 
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Buchler Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Click the images above to read more about each story. | Read more faculty news here.

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Alumni News

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Xian Qian and Prof. Haiyan Gao at the 2011 US-China Hadron Workshop in Weihai, China

Xin Qian (PhD, 2010) is the lead author on a paper recently published in PRL, which reports the results of an experiment exploring the three-dimensional motion of quarks inside a neutron. Qian is currently a Millikan Fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He is also the winner of the 2011 Jefferson Lab Thesis Prize. Prof. Haiyan Gao, who was Qian’s advisor at Duke, is also one of the authors of the paper. Read the story here.

Read more alumni news here.

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Student News

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Grad student Kristine Callan worked with other Physics grad students, postdocs and faculty to host 2011's Physics for Females

 
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Grad student Abe Clark works with undergrad Colton Brown and high school students in the Behringer Lab

Click the images above to read more about each story. | Read more grad student news here.

More News Stories

Graduate Student Huaixiu Zheng Wins John T. Chambers Scholar Award Fourth year graduate student Huaixiu Zheng has won a prestigious Duke award: the John T. Chambers Scholar award of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP).

News From Prof. Behringer’s Former Group Members In the past six months, four former students or post-docs of Prof. Robert Behringer have received tenure or other honors.

David Smith Receives Press in Physics Prof. David Smith received press on his Physics Review Letters’ August publication with Yaroslav A. Urzhumov “Fluid Flow Control with Transformation Media.”

Kotwal Team’s Research Featured on Duke’s Research Blog Duke’s Research blog has posted an article about the ATLAS Zprime boson and Graviton search by Prof. Ashutosh Kotwal‘s team.

2011 Physics Picnic Photos Prof. Richard Palmer has shared his photos from the annual Duke Physics picnic that took place on Sunday, August 28th. Click the link to view all the photos on Flickr.

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Upcoming Events

Event details may change at any time. Always click "More Info" to retrieve contact info for event organizers when planning to attend events.

Department Colloquium The next event will feature Ronald Walsworth of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics's "Laser frequency combs for precision astrophysical spectroscopy" on September 28th at 3:30PM in Physics 128.

Condensed Matter Seminar Series The next fall 2011 event is Friday, October 14th in Physics Building, Room 298 with Carlos Sa De Melo of Georgia Tech.

TUNL Seminar Series The next event will feature Patrizia Rossi on Thursday, October 20th at 2:00PM in Physics Building, Room 298.

Public Stargazing The next event is on Friday, October 7th at 8:30pm at the Duke Teaching Observatory. Everyone welcome. Weather dependent.

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