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Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy: If there are alien civilizations, are they also straining their environment?” About a week ago, I heard an interview with astrophysicist Adam Frank, who recently published a book titled Light […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jul 16

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern In a paper published in Rapid Research Letters this week, a team of current and former Ohio University researchers reported a new theoretical method to determine the electrical conductive properties of a type of material that is important for the development of new computer […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jul 06

Two Ohio University Physics & Astronomy faculty members received prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Program awards, the DOE announced on June 21. DOE Early Career Awards support the development of individual research programs and stimulate research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 21

By Amanda Biederman NQPI Editorial Intern A team of researchers at Ohio University have discovered a way to alter the electronic behavior of bilayer graphene, a finding that may be applied to the control of heat dissipation in electronic devices. To implement this feat, OHIO Ph.D. alumni Dr. Abdulrhman Alsharari […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 19

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy: Major experiment fails to answer one of sciences remaining mysteries.” …In late May, scientists conducting an experiment called XENON1T, which can detect collisions between dark matter and regular matter, announced […]

The post Hicks in Dispatch | Latest Search for Dark-Matter Collisions ‘Big Fat Zero’ appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 11

Ohio University astrophysics doctoral student Kristyn Brandenburg was recognized at the spring 2018 Stewardship Science Academic Programs symposium, where her poster and presentation received the Outstanding Poster award. Physicists from approximately 40 universities attended the biennial symposium in Bethesda, Md., which was sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration. The […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 07

Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was part of a team written about in a Science Daily story headlined “Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials:The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 06

By Amanda Biederman NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio Universitys Edwards Accelerator Laboratory sits tucked away within the walls of an unobtrusive brick building that extends some way into the hillside at the center of the main campus. This facility blends in with surrounding buildings, yet it attracts researchers from some of […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 05

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern Distinguishing identical twins can be a difficult task at first. Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Nancy Sandler encounters a similar scenario when dealing with seemingly identical carbon atom pairs. Sandler recently authored two papers in Nano Letters that […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 04

Its not every week you are given an opportunity to share the latest in nuclear physics research, take time to observe wild pandas in a nature preserve, and admire famous musical instruments from the 5th Century BC. Recently, nuclear physicistCharlotte Elster traveled to south-central China where she presented her research […]

The post Physicist Cultivates OHIO Alumni Ties at Research Workshop in China appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 01

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