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Recent News

  • 06/21/2018 Prof. Charbonneau has brought together researchers from industry and academia to develop a tool for automatizing protein crystal recognition. Read more on the Duke Research Blog and in PLOS One.
  • 06/14/2018 The Charbonneau group has been awarded computation time by XSEDE for better understanding protein crystallization and glass transition.
  • Apr. 2018 Patrick Charbonneau gave a delicious talk about the science of cooking in NC Science Festival, the Research Triangle MRSEC's annual outreach event.
  • 03/12/2018 Congratulations to Yi Hu who has been awarded a 3rd Place of GSOFT Poster Prize on 2018 APS March Meeting.
  • Nov. 2017 With 30 pages of handwritten calculations, Duke postdoctoral fellow Sho Yaida has laid to rest a 30-year-old mystery about the nature of glass and disordered materials at low temperatures. The work came out in Physical Review Letters. Learn more on Duke Magazine and Duke TODAY.
  • 08/17/2017 Patrick Charbonneau is co-organizing a KITP program entitled "The Rough High-Dimensional Landscape Problem" in Santa Barbara, early 2019. The application deadline is Nov 19, 2017.
  • 06/12/2017 Patrick Charbonneau  gets interviewed by, talking about the collaboration with French researchers on the glass problem. See the full text on
  • Mar. 2017  Prof. Charbonneau is the 2018 APS GSOFT Program Chair. More details will soon be posted.
  • 07/08/2016 The Charbonneau group and collaborators have recently found evidence for an exotic phase transition that might underlie the behavioral difference between amorphous solids and crystallines. The results appear on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA.
  • Apr. 2016   Prof. Charbonneau's glass-forming liquids featured in French popular science magazine, La Recherche. Here is the link to the article.
  • 04/11/2016 Professor Patrick Charbonneau and an international team of physicists have been awarded four years of support from the Simons Foundation to seek a clearer understanding of the physics of glass. More information about this team can be found here.
  • 02/29/2016 Yuan Zhuang has recently made a breakthrough in the description of the periodic microphases. The results can be found in Physical Review Letters.

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