Upcoming Events

Jonathan Bares
Physics 298
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:30am

The problems of solid fractures and granular media have occupied physicists and engineers for centuries. These phenomenons are classically addressed within the framework of continuum and discrete mechanics. Still, in both cases, stress concentration at the local scale along with intrinsic microstructural heterogeneities make the observation at the global scale dramatically dependent of the very small scale. This yields peculiar statistical behaviour known as earthquake dynamics.

Condensed Matter Seminar
Gleb M. Akselrod
Physics 298
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:30am

Gleb M. Akselrod (Duke University): Control of the radiative properties of emitters such as molecules, quantum dots, and color centers is central to nanophotonic and quantum optical devices, including lasers and single photon sources. Plasmonic cavities and nanoantennas can strongly modify the excitation and decay rates of nearby emitters by altering the local density of states. I will describe our work in the groups of Profs. M. Mikkelsen and D.

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Mithat Unsal (NC State)
Raleigh N.C.
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

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Duke Physics Colloquium
Ana Maria Rey (JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:30pm

"Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From Clocks to Computers"

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Joaquin Drut (UNC)
Chapel Hill N.C.
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 1:30pm

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Duke Physics Colloquium
Michel Devoret (Yale University)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract forthcoming.

Faculty host: Prof. Emeritus Horst Meyer

Refreshments will be served after the event in room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Eun-Suk Seo (Univ of MD, College Park)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract forthcoming.

Faculty host: Prof. Kate Scholberg

Refreshments will be served before and after the event in room 128.

Arthur Kosowsky (University of Pittsburgh)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:30pm

We live in a universe whose properties are remarkably well described by a
very early epoch of accelerating expansion, termed inflation. One generic
prediction of inflation is a relic background of stochastic gravitational
radiation. These tensor metric perturbations leave a distinctive imprint in the polarization of the microwave background. In March 2014, the BICEP experiment at the South Pole announced the detection of this signal for the first time, although subsequent analysis cast doubt on whether polarized emission from dust

Eun-Suk Seo (University of Maryland, College Park)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract forthcoming. Refreshments will be served after the event in room 128.

Jamie Bock (Caltech)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty host: Prof. Emeritus Horst Meyer. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in room 128.