Upcoming Events

Duke Physics Colloquium
M. Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse Biomaterials Institute)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:30pm

"Self-Organization and Mechanics of Active Matter"

Matthew Clark, PhD
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us as we define the future of technology and engineering. At Northrop Grumman, we¿ve developed the Future Technical Leaders (FTL) Program - a professional development opportunity aimed at identifying and investing in Northrop Grumman¿s next generation of technologists, engineers, architects and leaders.

Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium
Ping Wang (IHEP Beijing)
Raleigh N.C.
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 3:30pm

I will present some applications of effective field theory in hadron structure and spectrum. Finite range regularization will be discussed in the extrapolation of lattice data on magnetic form factors, strange form factors, charge radii, first moments, etc. The unitary chiral perturbation theory is applied to study the open charm and hidden charm states. The recent work on the asymmetry of sea quark parton distribution function in proton will also be discussed.

Special Event
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 8:00am

Neutron scattering, neutron diffraction, and neutron imaging provide information that is highly complementary to that from other microscopic scattering techniques, and more recent technical developments have fueled the expansion of the field, originally focused on condensed matter physics, into materials science, soft matter and biomolecular systems, engineering, and the arts. Exciting opportunities exist, for specialists as well as non-specialists, to do neutron research at ORNL¿s state-of-the-art facilities, either through collaborations with ORNL researchers or as external users.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Stewart Prager (Princeton Plasma Physics Lab)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 3:30pm

"The Path to Magnetic Fusion Energy" - When the possibility of fusion as an energy source for electricity generation was realized in the 1950s, understanding of the plasma state was primitive. The fusion goal has been paced by, and has stimulated, the development of plasma physics. Our understanding of complex, nonlinear processes in plasmas is now mature. We can routinely produce and manipulate 100 million degree plasmas with remarkable finesse, and we can identify a path to commercial fusion power.

Duke Physics Colloquium
John Wettlaufer (Yale Climate & Energy Institute)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract coming soon. Faculty Host: Bob Behringer. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Daniel Lathrop (University of Maryland)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract coming soon. Faculty Host: Glenn Edwards. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.

Condensed Matter Seminar
Adrian E. Feiguin (Northeastern University, Boston)
Physics 298
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:30am

abstract t.b.a.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Jack Harris (Yale University)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abstract coming soon. Faculty Host: Gleb Finkelstein. Refreshments will be served before and after the event in Physics room 128.

Duke Physics Colloquium
Daniel Akerib (Stanford University)
Physics 128
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 3:30pm

Title and abtract coming soon.

Faculty Hosts: Haiyan Gao, Kate Scholberg and Christopher Walter

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