Upcoming Events

David Weitz (Harvard)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

"Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics"

Condensed Matter Seminar
Francois Amet (Stanford University)
Physics 298
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:30am

The electronic properties of graphene are well described by a non-interacting Dirac Hamiltonian with a fourfold symmetry associated with spin and valley, an additional degree of freedom due to the hexagonal crystal lattice of graphene. As a result, graphene exhibits a variety of peculiar phenomena such as an anomalous quantum Hall effect. At high magnetic fields, the electron kinetic energy is quenched by the Landau quantization, and Coulomb interactions become the dominant energy scale of the system.

Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium
Alain Coc (Paris)
Raleigh N.C.
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:30pm

Primordial nucleosynthesis (or BBN) is one of the three observational evidences for the Big¿Bang model. It is very special as it involves only a dozen main nuclear reactions and because, contrary to stellar models, within the standard BBN model, the thermodynamic con- ditions can be calculated from first principles, that can be tested in that way.

Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium
Jacques Soffer (Temple U.)
Physics 298
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:30pm

We will first recall why the nucleon spin sructure is such a difficult and subtle
problem, not yet fully understood in QCD. We will then describe the quantum statistical approach to parton distributions and some recent results, in particular related to the nucleon spin structure. Future measurements are challenging to check the validity of this novel framework.

Duke Teaching Observatory
Duke Teaching Observatory
Date: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Observe the sky through modern 10" telescopes, guided
by Duke physicists. Everyone welcome. Weather dependent