Computing at Physics
The Physics Department maintains a variety of computer systems and the networking infrastructure that connects them. Inside the department and the associated research groups there are over 500 computer systems in use in day-to-day and research-oriented tasks.
Physics Department Conference Rooms
There are several rooms around the Physics Department that can be scheduled by any Department member for academic use, including Preliminary or Dissertation exams, group meetings, etc. In some cases, groups or individuals have priority of the room use, as noted below. To schedule a room, please contact the person in charge of the schedule, also noted below. See the sidebar links.
Physics and TUNL Staff Support Menu
The Physics Department and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) employ ten employees specializing in different skills to assist department faculty, students, researchers and visitors. Please see the sidebar link to access the menu of individual staff duties and determine who can best help you.
Instrument and Staff Machine Shops
One of the many aspects of scientific and medical research is the need for specialized hardware. The nature of modern research requires a vast array of type, size and complexity in the design of this hardware, some of which can be assembled from off the shelf items. Frequently, acquisition of this hardware requires the services of a facility with unique capabilities. The Physics Department at Duke University is fortunate to have such a facility in house.
The Physics Staff Machine Shop is now providing instruction to the Duke Community in Shop Safety, Machine Operation, Drafting and Design Fundamentals. Upon completion of the Safety and Machine Operation (SAMO) course, an individual may access and utilize the Staff Shop during a regular Shop hours.
The Physics Department maintains a catalog of physics demostrations. These are available for lectures and outreach.
The Office of Research Development in the Division of Natural Sciences identifies proposal and funding opportunities of interest to natural sciences faculty and provides pre-award support for grants—particularly large, complex, interdisciplinary, and/or multidisciplinary proposals—including proposal development, editing, formatting, and submission support.