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Fans of the British science-fiction television program “Doctor Who” may wonder how time travel could possibly work. Dr. Zach Meisel, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, provides a physicists perspective on what would be necessary if the stuff of science fiction were possible. What conditions would be necessary to travel […]

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

The Athens Messenger reported that Ohio University Associate Professors Dr. Eric Stinaff and Dr. Mark Lucas of Physics & Astronomy provided demonstrations on lasers and infrared cameras, along with other activities for the whole family at an event hosted by the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery. The Athens Messenger story […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 29

“One of the many things we can be thankful for this weekend is the perfect environment that Earth has provided for life, and the hope that humanity will have the vision to keep it safe,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, in the Columbus […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 27

Mike Myers, a Mechanical System Technician from Physics & Astronomy visited the Ohio University Observatory construction site recently to take measurements to position Ohio Universitys refurbished 10-inch Fecker telescope during installation and use. The axis of the telescope will be in line with the polar axis of the Earth in […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Nov 18

Ohio University has initiated construction on a new campus observatory that will augment capabilities for undergraduate instruction and public outreach. A formal opening is scheduled for May 2017. “This is the first time in the history of Ohio Universitythat we have a permanent domed structure on campus to shield the […]

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

The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery has been awarded $51,809 from theState Farm Youth Advisory Board for a project on Service LearningWith STEAM Technologies in Rural Communities. The new project will encourage high school and college students to develop a variety of service-learning projects with themes in science, technology, engineering, […]

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

“Do you have the makings of a starship in your pocket? Todays cellphones are a testament to how quickly technology has allowed the miniaturization of computer chips and cameras,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, in the Columbus Dispatch. A new initiative called Breakthrough […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 29

Physics & Astronomy alum Cody Parker spent five days recently conducting experiments at Ohio Universitys Edwards Accelerator Lab. Parker is a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys (MIT) Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge. Parker graduated in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 28

By Jamison Lahman Physics & Astronomy PACE writer Educate yourself in other research areas. Respect your colleagues work. Remain optimistic. These words of wisdom were shared recently by Louis E. Wright, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Physics & Astronomy, about his tenure as a faculty member at Ohio University. […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Oct 26

Ohio University Honors Tutorial College Engineering Physics undergraduate Sara Sand received an Outstanding Presentation Award recently for her presentation Evaluation of the Wind Flow Variability Using Scanning Doppler Lidar Measurements,” with co-authors Dr. Yelena Pichugina and Alan Brewer at the recent Boulder Laboratories Postdoctoral Poster Symposium. Sand has a two-year […]

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