Astrophysics
 Arlie Petters: gravitational lensing, black holes
 Ronen Plesser: string theory
 Kate Scholberg: astrophysical neutrinos
 Hubert Bray: geometric analysis with applications to general relativity and the largescale geometry of spacetimes.
 Chris Walter: ParticleAstrophysics and Cosmology
 Phil Barbeau: Direct Searches for dark matter
Biological Physics
 Nick Buchler: Molecular mechanisms and the evolution of switches and oscillators in gene networks; systems biology; comparative genomics
 Glenn Edwards: Interests include 1) the transduction of light to vibrations to heat and pressure in biological systems and 2) how biology harnesses physical mechanisms during pattern formation in early Drosophila development.
 Gleb Finkelstein: Electronic transport in carbon nanotubes and graphene; Inorganic nanostructures based on selfassembled DNA scaffolds.
 Henry Greenside: Theoretical neurobiology in collaboration with Dr. Richard Mooney's experimental group on birdsong.
 Calvin Howell: Measurement of the neutronneutron scattering length, carbon and nitrogen accumulation and translocation in plants.
 Joshua Socolar: Organization and function of complex dynamical networks, especially biological networks, including electronic circuits and social interaction networks
 Warren Warren: novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics; ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance
Condensed Matter Physics
 Harold Baranger: Theory of quantum phenomena at the nanometer scale; manybody effects in quantum dots and wires; conduction through single molecules; quantum computing; quantum phase transitions
 Thomas Barthel: Quantum manybody theory, strongly correlated systems, entanglement, phase transitions, response functions, nonequilibrium phenomena, simulation using DMRG and tensor network states
 Robert Behringer: Experiments on instabilities and pattern formation in fluids; flow, jamming, and stress patterns in granular materials.
 David Beratan: molecular underpinnings of energy harvesting and charge transport in biology; the mechanism of solar energy capture and conversion in manmade structures
 Shailesh Chandrasekharan: Theoretical studies of quantum phase transitions using quantum Monte Carlo methods; lattice QCD
 Albert Chang: Experiments on quantum transport at low temperature; onedimensional superconductivity; dilute magnetic semiconductor quantum dots; Hall probe scanning.
 Patrick Charbonneau: in and outofequilibrium dynamical properties of selfassembly. Important phenomena, such as colloidal microphase formation, protein aggregation.
 Stefano Curtarolo: Nanoscale/microscale computing systems & Quantum Information.
 Gleb Finkelstein: Experiments on quantum transport at low temperature; carbon nanotubes; Kondo effect; cryogenic scanning microscopy; selfassembled DNA template
 Sara Haravifard: Exploring novel phenomena in quantum magnets and superconductors by means of neutron and xray scattering techniques; Investigating quantum critical phenomena at extreme environmental conditions. Materials by Design: synthesis, single crystal growth and characterization
 Jianfeng Lu: Mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics, theoretical chemistry, material sciences and others.
 Maiken H. Mikkelsen: Experiments in Nanophysics & Condensed Matter Physics
 Richard Palmer: Theoretical models of learning and memory in neural networks; glassy dynamics in random systems with frustrated interactions.
 Joshua Socolar: Theory of dynamics of complex networks; Modeling of gene regulatory networks; Structure formation in colloidal systems; Tiling theory and nonperiodic longrange order.
 David Smith: theory, simulation and characterization of unique electromagnetic structures, including photonic crystals and metamaterials
 Stephen Teitsworth: Experiments on nonlinear dynamics of currents in semiconductors.
 Weitao Yang: developing methods for quantum mechanical calculations of large systems and carrying out quantum mechanical simulations of biological systems and nanostructures
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Duke is home to the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL), a U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence. TUNL consisting of three experimental facilities: the Laboratory for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics (LENA), the FN tandem Van de Graff, and the High Intensity Gamma Source (HIGS) at the Free Electron Laser Laboratory.
 Mohammad Ahmed: Study of few nucleon systems with hadronic and gammaray probes.
 Phillip Barbeau: Experimental Nuclear & Particle AstroPhysics, Double Beta Decay, Neutrinos and Dark Matter
 Haiyan Gao: Neutron EDM, Precision measurement of proton charge radius, Polarized Compton scattering, neutron and proton transversity, search for phiN bound state, polarized photodisintegration of 3He
 Calvin Howell: quantum chromodynamics (QCD) description of structure and reactions of fewnucleon systems, Big Bang and explosive nucleosynthesis, and applications of nuclear physics in biology, medicine and national security
 Werner Tornow: weakinteraction physics, especially in doublebeta decay studies and in neutrino oscillation physics using large scale detectors at the Kamland project in Japan.
 Ying Wu: nonlinear dynamics of charged particle beams, coherent radiation sources, and the development of novel accelerators and light sources
Geometry and Theoretical Physics
 Paul Aspinwall: String theory is hoped to provide a theory of all fundamental physics encompassing both quantum mechanics and general relativity.
 Hubert Bray: geometric analysis with applications to general relativity and the largescale geometry of spacetimes.
 Ronen Plesser: String Theory, the most ambitious attempt yet at a comprehensive theory of the fundamental structure of the universe.
 Arlie Petters: problems connected to the interplay of gravity and light (gravitational lensing, general relativity, astrophysics, cosmology)
High Energy Physics

Ayana Arce: Searches for top quarks produced in massive particle decays, Jet substructure observable reconstruction, ATLAS detector simulation software framework
 Alfred T. Goshaw: Study of Nature's most massive particles, the W and Z bosons (carriers of the weak force) and the top quark.
 Ashutosh Kotwal: Experimental elementary particle physics; instrumentation, Precisely measure the mass of the W boson, which is sensitive to the quantum mechanical effects of new particles or forces.
 Mark Kruse: Higgs boson, production of vector boson pairs, and modelindependent analysis techniques for new particle searches.
 Seog Oh: High mass dilepton search, WW and WZ resonance search, A SUSY particle search, HEP detector R&D
 Kate Scholberg: Experimental particle physics and particle astrophysics; neutrino physics with beam, atmospheric and supernova neutrinos (SuperK, T2K, LBNE, HALO, SNEWS)
 Chris Walter: Experimental Particle Physics, Neutrino Physics, ParticleAstrophysics, Unification and CP Violation
Imaging and Medical Physics
 James T. Dobbins III: advanced imaging applications to improve diagnostic accuracy in clinical imaging, scientific assessment of image quality, developing lower cost imaging for the developing world
 Bastian Driehuy: developing and applying hyperpolarized gases to enable fundamentally new applications in MRI
 Alan Johnson: engineering physics required to extend the resolution of MR imaging and in a broad range of applications in the basic sciences
 Ehsan Samei: design and utilization of advanced imaging techniques aimed to achieve optimum interpretive, quantitative, and molecular performance
 Warren Warren: novel pulsed techniques, using controlled radiation fields to alter dynamics; ultrafast laser spectroscopy or nuclear magnetic resonance
Nonlinear and Complex Systems
The Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems (CNCS) is an interdisciplinary Universitywide organization that fosters research and teaching of nonlinear dynamics, chaos, pattern formation and complex nonlinear systems with many degrees of freedom.
 Robert Behringer: Experiments on instabilities and pattern formation in fluids; flow, jamming, and stress patterns in granular materials.
 Patrick Charbonneau: in and outofequilibrium dynamical properties of selfassembly. Important phenomena, such as colloidal microphase formation, protein aggregation.
 Henry Greenside: Theory and simulations of spatiotemporal patterns in fluids; synchronization and correlations in neuronal activity associated with bird song.
 Daniel Gauthier: Experiments on networks of chaotic elements; generation and control of high speed chaos in electronic and optical systems; electrodynamics of cardiac tissue and the onset of fibrillation.
 JianGuo Liu: Applied mathematics, nonlinear dynamics, complex system, fluid dynamics, computational sciences
 Richard Palmer: Theoretical models of learning and memory in neural networks; glassy dynamics in random systems with frustrated interactions.
 Joshua Socolar: Theory of dynamics of random networks with applications to gene regulation; stress patterns in granular materials; stabilization of periodic orbits in chaotic systems.
 Stephen Teitsworth: Experiments on nonlinear dynamics of currents in semiconductors.
 Ying Wu: nonlinear dynamics of charged particle beams, coherent radiation sources, and the development of novel accelerators and light sources
Quantum Optics/Ultracold atoms
 Thomas Barthel: Theoretical and numerical investigation of ultracold atoms in optical lattices, phase transitions, nonequilibrium, thermometry
 Daniel Gauthier: Topics in the fields of nonlinear and quantum optics, and nonlinear dynamical systems.
 Jungsang Kim: Quantum Information & Integrated Nanoscale Systems
 Maiken H. Mikkelsen: Experiments in Nanophysics & Condensed Matter Physics
Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics
 Steffen A. Bass: Physics of the QuarkGluonPlasma (QGP) and ultrarelativistic heavyion collisions used to create such a QGP under controlled laboratory conditions.
 Shailesh Chandrasekharan: Quantum Critical Behavior in Fermion Systems, Using the generalized fermion bag algorithm, Applications to Graphene and Unitary Fermi Gas.
 Thomas Mehen: Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and the application of effective field theory to hadronic physics.
 Berndt Müller: Nuclear matter at extreme energy density; Quantum chromodynamics.
 Roxanne P. Springer: Weak interactions (the force responsible for nuclear beta decay) and quantum chromodynamics (QCD, the force that binds quarks into hadrons).