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ByZak Blumer (B.S. HTC Engineering Physics, Class of 2018) My work under Dr. Martin Kordeschs supervision in Physics & Astronomy involves determining the efficiency of models of concentrating thermal solar power, and comparing them to other models in order to find the most efficient model. When I began my research, […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 20

Ohio University Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member David Drabold collaborated with professors Parthapratim Biswas and Raymond Atta-Fynn, from the University of Southern Mississippi and University of Texas, Arlington, respectively, through an NSF-funded grant to develop a new approach to modeling materials. The three of […]

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

Imagine a phone that turns into a football and then back into a phone. It seems impossible. If scientists can figure out how to manipulate the atomic structure, a lot of unthinkable inventions could become reality, said Saw-Wai Hla, an Ohio University Physics & Astronomy professor and Nanoscale & Quantum […]

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

Road & Track’s Sam Eifling reports on Ohio University’s participation in “Atom-Sized Race Cars Face Off in a Microscopic Racing Series, For Science.” “The world’s smallest racing series takes place on an electrified track made of polished gold, but you’ll need a microscope to see the action,” says the report. […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 13

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nuclear physicists from the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, University of Tennessee, and Central Michigan University visited Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Laboratory recently to calibrate a neutron detector called the Heavy ion Accelerated Beam induced (Alpha, Neutron) Emission Ratio Observer, or HabaNERO. […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences May 13

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Oscar Avalos, doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy, Visiting Researcher Diego Mastrogiuseppe, andDr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, report discovering unusually long-reaching spintronic interactions at the atomic level in a newly published article. It is likely that future electronic devices and […]

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

By Andrew Dewald B.S. Honors Tutorial College Physics and B.S. HTC Chemistry, Class of 2016 I received a scholarship to study in Germany from the DAAD RISE Germany Program. I learned about the program through Ohio Universitys Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. DAAD RISE offers summer research internships for undergraduate […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 13

Ohio Universitys Society of Physics Students (SPS) held its annual research conference on Saturday, April 9, from 9-11 a.m., in Clippinger Labs 194. Several undergraduates who participated in Physics & Astronomys2015 summer research program presented their results. Topics ranged from studies in supernovae and gravitational lensing to theoretical quantum mechanics. […]

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

The Knowing the Future theme is planning a field trip to the National Weather Service in Charleston, WV, on Saturday, April 9. All Ohio University students are welcome, but space is limited. To reserve a space, email Dr. Daniel Phillips at phillid1@ohio.edu. Dr. Ryan Fogt, Associate Professor of Geography and […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 30

“How big can a star be? Astronomers thought they knew the answer, but new evidence from the Hubble Space Telescope shows once again that the universe holds surprises,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, in his March 27 Columbus Dispatch column, “Astronomy: Massive stars, […]

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

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