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Diane M Markoff

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(919) 530-6452
(919) 530-7472
1102 Mary M. Townes Science Building


Physics Instructor: assist students with learning physics and believing that physics is fun.

Physics Major Advisor: help students follow a path (no matter how nonlinear) to their desired career.

Research Mentor: provide opportunities for students to build technical skills and learn research techniques.


Recent courses taught include Fundamentals of Physics I and II for Scientists and Pre-Engineers, Laboratory I (mechanics) and II (electricity and magnetism), Advanced Lab I (modern physics), Modern Physics, Mathematical Methods for Physics, and Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.

Degrees earned: Ph.D. in Physics (Nuclear Physics), M.S. in Nuclear Engineering (Reactor Analysis), B.S. in Engineering Physics (Nuclear Engineering), B.A. in Applied Mathematics.

Research Interests

Current research includes low-energy experimental nuclear and neutrino physics. Most research work is carried out at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) located on the Duke University campus. Experiments at TUNL include measuring Compton scattering on liquid cryogenic targets, quenching factor measurements, and few-body cross section measurements. Member of the KamLAND, COHERENT and NuLat neutrino experiment collaborations.


PhD University of Washington 1998
MS University of California, Berkeley 1986
BS University of California, Berkeley 1983
BA University of California, Berkeley 1983


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