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Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was elected in 2018 to be the Secretary-Treasurer for the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society. The DNP is the national society for his area of physics, with about 2,700 members. The Secretary-Treasurer is part of […]

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

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern A team of Ohio University researchers and their collaborators used a theoretical model to characterize the physical properties of certain samples of amorphous carbon and showed that these materials are, in fact, connected and distorted fragments of amorphous graphene in an article published in […]

The post OHIO Team Shows Existence of Three-Dimensional Phases of Amorphous Graphene appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Is there life on Mars? Discovery of water provides tantalizing clue.” The European Space Agency has done it again. It has scooped NASA with a new discovery: a subglacial lake on […]

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

By Ryan Tumbleson ’20 B.S. Engineering Physics, Honors Tutorial College, B.S. Electrical Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology For the third consecutive summer, I had the chance to intern at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Working under the direction of Dr. Saw Wai-Hla, […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 09

A team of Ohio University nuclear physicists has proposed a new theoretical model for calculating pairing properties of atomic nuclei including those found in extreme astrophysical environments. As in some solids in which two interacting electrons pair up to act as one object that leads to superconductivity, interacting neutrons (or […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 08

By Raymond Humienny NQPI writing intern Ohio University Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute alumnus Greg Petersen visited the Athens campus recently for the Condensed Matter and Surface Science Colloquium as a part of the Bring Back OUr Alumni event. Petersen, an algorithm engineer, shared his thoughts about establishing a career […]

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

Dr. Mark Lucas, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, helped children to create judo-bots with the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery in The Plains, according to an Athens Messenger story headlined “Robots battle it out at The Plains Public Library.” THE PLAINS It was an exciting afternoon at The […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jul 24

Dr. DanielPhillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Director of the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, was quoted in an article headlined “How many neutrons can you cram into an atom? More than physicists thought” in Science magazine. Physicists in Japan have blasted out the heaviest calcium nuclei ever […]

The post Science Magazine Quotes Phillips on Heaviest Calcium Nuclei Ever Seen appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jul 23

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 […]

The post Hicks in Dispatch | Would Alien Civilizations’ Energy Use Destroy Their Planets? appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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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 […]

The post Drabold Group Visualizes Electric Conduction in Computer Memory Materials appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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

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