Prof. Daniel Gauthier has been named the Robert C. Richardson Professor of Physics. Read the article in Duke Today here. Prof. Gauthier is recognized for his research in experimental condensed matter physics, photonics, quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamics. The professorship is endowed by an anonymous gift to the university in honor of Dr. Richardson, who obtained his Ph.D. in Physics at Duke in 1966, and is currently the Floyd R. Newman Professor of Physics at Cornell University. See here. Among his many honors, Prof. Richardson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996.