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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

The Physics & Astronomy Department is offering several courses that help Ohio University students keep on track in engineering and pre-health majors, as well as a popular course on astronomy (black holes and big bang) that fills general education requirements. ASTR 1000 Survey of Astronomy Tier II Natural Sciences (2NS) […]

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

A new online class helps schoolteachers in grades 5-12 learn how to integrate science fair projects with learning the scientific method in the classroom. The instructor is Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, who is also director of the Ohio District 12 Science and Engineering Fair (associated with the Ohio Academy of Science). […]

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

Eight graduate students showed off their research communication skills during Ohio Universitys inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition Feb. 3. Doctoral students Sean McGraw, Nikhil Dhinagar and Reetobrata Basu took top honors in the contest, which challenges students to describe their theses to the general public in a few minutes […]

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

Dr. Eric Stinaff, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is seeking an undergraduate research apprentice for a project on “SpectraSounds: Exploring Color, Light and Sound.” Currently enrolled Ohio University undergraduates from all colleges are invited to apply for the Research Apprenticeship Program. Administered by the Honors Tutorial College and sponsored […]

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

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves. They accomplished this using an extremely sensitive device called the Laser Interferometry Gravitational wave Detector, or LIGO, which can measure tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime, writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, in […]

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physics and astronomy news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Feb 17

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Dr. David Drabold, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and two researchers with ties to OHIO have been awarded a three-year $520,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study and develop new approaches for jointly using experimental and theoretical information for […]

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

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