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Abigail Ferris with Gabriela Gonzalez Spokesperson for LIGO Scientific Collaboration

Physics major takes selfie with famous LIGO scientist... in Spain!
Sophomore (Abigail) Louise Ferris is doing a study abroad in Spain this summer and was lucky to catch a conference in gravitational waves... in Spanish! Ondas gravitationales, as we say in Spain. Best of two worlds! Here she is in a selfie with Gabriela Gonzalez, spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and TED speaker. Looking good, Louise! Have fun in Spain!

DU Experimental Nuclear Physics Group

Duquesne joins particle physics collaboration as a member institution
Duquesne is now a member institution of the CLAS collaboration at Jefferson Lab, in recognition of its contributions to the experiments using the CLAS12 spectrometer in Hall B. Assistant Professor Fatiha Benmokhtar presented the membership application at last week's collaboration meeting, highlighting student contributions of the last five years: Andrew Witchger (BS 2014), Andrew Lendacky (BA 2017), Josh and Justin Goodwill (BA 2018), Morgen Benninghoff, Elise Aaron, Collin McCauley, Nick and Rich Trotta (BS 2016), Connor Pecar and Robert Behary. Congratulations to the members of our experimental nuclear physics group, past and present!

Madeline Galbraith

Physics major wins prestigious NSF graduate fellowship
Senior Madeline Galbraith is one of this years' awardees of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program of the National Science Foundation. Fellows receive a three year stipend while they work towards the completion of their PhD. The GRFP this year had an acceptance rate of less than 17%.

Madeline is the second student from the Duquesne undergraduate physics program to win this prestigious graduate award, after Courtney Au-Yeung (BS 2015) who received it in 2017 while attending the PhD program in materials research at Lehigh University.

After graduating this May, Madeline plans to attend the PhD program in the department of physics and astronomy at Rice University.

2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Program
May 21 - July 27, 2018

10th Annual URSS

10th Annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Science Preview Day

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences: Scicene Preview Day 2018
Saturday, February 18, 2018


Fall 2017: DNP 2017 Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society

Madeline Galbraith

Spring 2017: Duquesne University professor inspired Goldwater scholar to excel

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Summer 2016:  Scholarships Foster Growing Diversity in Sciences at Duquesne

Spring 2016: Ted Corcovilos Receives Kaufman Foundation Grant
In the New Investigator Research category, a grant of $150,000 over two years was awarded to Theodore Corcovilos, assistant professor, Department of Physics at Duquesne, for research on "Experimental quantum emulation of two-dimensional topological insulators and Majorana fermions using ultra-cold atoms." Read more
Spring 2016: Fatiha Benmokhtar is a collaborator in a EurekAlert press release.
Spring 2016: Junior Tim Ireland receives Goldwater Honorable Mention.
Spring 2016: Corcovilos contributes to lead testing in Pittsburgh water.
Spring 2016: Junior Tim Ireland contributes to the creation of a computational model to control populations of feral cats.
Spring 2016:  Duquesne Physics alumnus Brad Treece was announced today as one of two recipients of a new award for teaching assistants in the physics department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he has been a PhD candidate since fall 2012. In the words of the head of the CMU Physics Department, Dr Steve Garoff: The Physics Department Teaching Assistant Award is given annually in the fall semester to the physics graduate student who, in the past academic year, best exemplified the high standards of education in the Physics Department by going beyond the normal expectations for a Teaching Assistant. The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize effective teaching by students in the Department of Physics. The Duquesne physics department is proud to congratulate Brad on this recognition!

Brad graduated from Duquesne in May 2012 with a bachelor of science degree from the department of physics and a second bachelor of science degree from the department of mathematics and computer science. Brad was active as a physics tutor during his junior year and as an undergraduate teaching assistant during his senior year. He was inducted into the Duquesne Chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma and participated in research in theoretical quantum information led by associate professor Scott Cohen, who left the department in May 2012.
Fall 2015: Senior Julie Gillis quoted by APS News
Fall 2015: Duquesne celebrates the Einstein Centennial
Summer 2015: Physics at Duquesne is Female-Friendly
Spring 2014: Congratulations to Claire Saunders - 2014 - 2015 Goldwater Scholar
Spring 2014: Fatiha Benmokhtar published in Nature