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Ohio University alum and Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. The result of a ballot of the Fellowship was confirmed at a meeting of […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Apr 20

 By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Ohio University alum Dr. Jack Steiner (B.S. HTC Astrophysics, B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2006) has been named an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow. This program, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and administered by the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC), is focused on research in […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Mar 12

Ohio University alum Steve Pellathy ’94 is the new assistant principal at Hampton High School, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune. Pellathy, who earned a B.S. in Physics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, brings a strong science background to the administrative team at Hampton. “I really do look forward […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Sep 02

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Ohio University alum and condensed matter physicist Serge Nakhmanson ’01PhD, a self-described “digital alchemist,” returned recently to his alma mater as a guest colloquium speaker. In addition to presenting on “Computational Design of Multifunctional Complex-oxide Materials Across Length Scales” last March, he talked about […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Aug 19

The Vice President for Research and Creative Activity is soliciting nominations for the 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Nominations should consist […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Aug 19

Ohio University alum Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan ’76PhD, who won a Nobel Prize in 2009, will give the Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture at Oak Ridge National Laboratories on July 28. Ramakrishnan earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio University. Dr. Ramakrishnan is the joint head of the structural studies division […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Jul 10

“Recently, an extraordinary effort has been directed toward group II–VI semiconductors such as zinc oxide (ZnO) material … because of its potential applications in the fields of electronic and optoelectronics,” including solar cells and renewable energy storage, write an Ohio University alum and Physics & Astronomy professor who co-authored an […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Jun 30

A young researcher who worked on software development and data analysis for a major physics experiment conducted at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has received an award for the thesis he wrote about his efforts. Ohio University alum Rakitha Beminiwattha ’13PhD was awarded the 2014 Jefferson Science Associates Thesis […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Jun 09

Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, organized a five-day workshop at the national Institute for Nuclear Theory on “Few-body Universality in Atomic and Nuclear Physics: Recent Experimental and Theoretical Advances.” Phillips also chaired the May 12 morning session. Dr. Charlotte Elster, Professor of Physics & […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni May 28

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Serge Nakhmanson of the University of Connecticut on “Computational Design of Multifunctional Complex-oxide Materials Across Length Scales” on Friday, March 21, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245. Nakhmanson, who describes himself as a “digital alchemist” is an Ohio University alum. He earned a Ph.D. […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy alumni Mar 21

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