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By Amanda Biederman Ohio University Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute member Saw-Wai Hla recently demonstrated simultaneous operation of hundreds of synchronized molecular rotors that, through dipole interactions based on carefully tailored positive and negative forces at different points within the system, may be used […]

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Dr. Alexander Govorov, has been named the 2016 Ohio University Distinguished Professor. Sasha is one of the most collaborative faculty members we have at Ohio University,” says Dr. David Ingram, Professor and Chair of Physics & Astronomy. “He works with both experimentalists and theorists from physics and other fields such […]

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By Jamison Lahman Physics & Astronomy PACE writer The Physics & Astronomy Department welcomes a new faculty member to the Athens campus this fall. Dr. Zachary Meisel, Assistant Professor, joinsthe departmentand theInstitute of Nuclear and Particle Physicsafter completing postdoctoral research at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He obtained […]

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Sky & Telescope quoted Dr. Douglas Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, in an article titled “Does a Fifth Force Permeate the Universe?” Last year nuclear physicists in Hungary were running an experiment, watching excited beryllium-8 atoms radioactive decay, when they saw something strange. These atoms […]

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By Ryan Tumbleson 20 HTC Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering studying near Chicago Im spending the summer at Argonne National Lab where I work under the supervision of Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, a professor of Physics & Astronomy and group leader in the Quantum & Energy Materials section at Argonne. I […]

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ByYonry Zhu (B.S. Engineering Physics, Class of 2017) I worked in Dr. Arthur Smiths lab during summer 2015 and designed a pulsed laser deposition system for fabricating semiconducting thin films. The system is meant to be a test bed for components that will ultimately be integrated into an existing molecular […]

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

ByJacob Williamson (B.S. Astrophysics & B.S. Mathematics, Class of 2017) I worked with Dr. Ryan Chornock in Physics & Astronomy during the summer 2015 on classification of supernovae based on light curves and spectral data. Specifically, I focused on one supernova from 2005, SN 2005da, which was classified as a […]

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ByJohn Theibert (B.S. Computer Science, Class of 2019) My 2015 internship with Dr. Julie Roche in Physics & Astronomy involved programming for the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) experiment. Dr. Roche assigned me to create a series of C++ programs with the ultimate goal of incorporating the results into the […]

The post John Theibert | Simulation of a Pion Trigger for the DVCS Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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ByHeath Scherich (B.S. Physics, Class of 2018) I researched the theory of atoms in molecules during the summer 2015 with the help of Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor in Physics & Astronomy. I was able to explore some of the tools that allow scientists to make detailed predictions about materials […]

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ByGabriel Reineck (B.S. Astrophysics, Class of 2017) I began my 2015 internship in Physics & Astronomy by reading parts of Barbara Rydens book, Introduction to Cosmology, suggested to me by Dr. Hee-Jong Seo. This is where I learned the basics of cosmology. The book showed me how to view the […]

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