Many systems in nature are strongly interacting; examples include atomic nuclei, ultra-cold atoms, quantum liquids, and new exotic states of matter, such as the quark-gluon plasma and high-temperature superconductors.
The vast majority of natural phenomena encountered in everyday life can be described in terms of nonlinear equations, which are often a consequence of a complex set of interactions among microscopic elements.
The application of physics to biology represents one of the most rapidly growing frontiers of physics. In fact, some of the most interesting unsolved problems in all of science are related to biology and physics...
Over the past century experimental observations and theory developments have driven remarkable changes in our understanding of the laws that govern the behavior of matter at small distances and the character of large cosmological structures.
A revolution in our understanding of quantum mechanics and its applications is shaping the future of fundamental science and engineering.
Hertha Sponer Endowed Professorship in Condensed Matter Physics, Duke University
The Department of Physics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, invites applications and nominations for the Hertha Sponer Endowed Professorship in theoretical or experimental condensed matter physics, broadly defined.