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Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was quoted in a Space.com article headlined “Mysterious ‘Cow’ Blast in Space May Reveal Birth of a Black Hole” about research announced Jan. 10 at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle. A weirdly bright […]

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

By Ryan Flynn NQPI Student Editorial Intern The Clippinger Laboratories building was abuzz recently with a poster competition sponsored by Ohio Universitys Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. The event highlighted leading-edge research by 36 graduate and undergraduate students and elevated their presentations on a platform to compete for cash prizes. […]

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

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Warming planet has real impact on all of us, economically and otherwise.” Many of the satellites orbiting above look inward, toward Earth. For the past three decades, the National Oceanic and […]

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

Two Ohio University physicists who were part of an international collaboration reported results of a study on self-grown graphene nanoribbons in the paper, “Linking interlayer twist angle to geometrical parameters of self-assembled folded graphene structures,” published recently in 2D Materials, a journal of the Institute of Physics. The work proposes […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Dec 10

Six graduate students were chosen on a competitive basis to receive a one-semester stipend through the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Yuan Zhang Environmental & Plant Biology Faculty Adviser: Dr. Allan Showalter Zhangs research focuses on studying how different sugar decorations affect the biological functions of a class of highly […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Dec 10

Physicists from Ohio University and the Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil have partnered to unravel the atomic mechanism that can be used to create nanometer scale and fully reversible electronic circuits on two-dimensional materials. This work was led by doctoral student Diana Meneses-Gustin and is part of an […]

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

Ohio University alum and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan authored a new book titled Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome. Ramakrishnan earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. “Ramakrishnanis an Indian-born American and British structural biologist. […]

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

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern When it comes to developing more effective therapeutics for cancer, doctoral student Ali Rafiei Miandashti emphasizes the key is to think small. Rafiei, who works under the supervision of Chemistry & Biochemistry professor and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute member Dr. Hugh Richardson, is […]

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

By Amanda Biederman NQPI editorial intern The human body is home to more than 200 different types of cells, each performing a unique function. But what makes a blood cell a blood cell, or a neuron a neuron? All cells in an organism are derived from a single embryonic stem […]

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

ByRyan Flynn NQPI editorial intern One might not think history and physics regularly coincide. However, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institutemember Dr. David Drabold steeped himself in both this past spring by taking sabbatical at Trinity College in Cambridge, England. While in Cambridge, Drabold met with […]

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