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Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, wrote a column for the Columbus Dispatch on “Astronomy: X-ray burst a telltale sign of massive black hole.” After lying dormant for several decades, a variable star suddenly started spewing X-rays in a massive outburst in June. This kind of rare event […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Aug 30

Ohio University alum Philip Spickler is one of four Bridgewater College faculty members named “to head up a new divisional structure designed to address major initiatives in the college’s strategic plan,” reports the Augusta Free Press. Spickler earned an M.S. in Physics from the College of Arts & Sciences at […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Aug 22

Ohio University Physics doctoral student Mahmoud Asmar published an article on “Symmetry-breaking effects on spin and electronic transport in graphene” on April 10 in Physical Review B. His co-author and adviser is Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics & Astronomy. Abstract: The decoration of graphene samples with adatoms or nanoparticles […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 27

Recent Physics & Astronomy graduate Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha ’13Ph.D. did his dissertation on “A Measurement of the Weak Charge of the Proton through Parity Violating Electron Scattering using the Qweak Apparatus: A 21% Result.” His work on software development and data analysis for a major physics experiment conducted at the […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 26

Dr. Arthur Smith, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, chaired the fifth international 2014 Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (SP-STM5) conference on July 15-19, 2014. SP-STM5 is an international gathering of scholars, sponsored by the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. Topics were related to spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, and included […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 26

Dr. Thomas Massey, Research Associate Professor, and the staff at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory welcomed back physicists James Hall and Darren Bleuel of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California in September, 2014. The scientists visited Ohio University for a week to test and measure several possible candidates for producing […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 26

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is on detail to the National Science Foundation for a two-year term as a Program Director of Experimental Nuclear Physics. The two-year positions are referred to as “rotator” assignments, where a person active in research joins the NSF to help with the […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 26

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, co-chaired the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8) on July 28-31, 2014, in Chicago. More than 100 researchers from 15 countries attended NSS-8, which featured four plenary speakers, 24 invited talks, over 40 contributed talks and 15 posters focusing […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 26

Dr. Alexander Govorov, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was appointed to the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship of the Scholar Program of the Ministry of Education of China for 2014-17. Govorov received the 2014 Jacques-Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair Award created by the INRS Energy Materials Telecommunications Research Center in Montreal, Canada. […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 26

Dr. Gang Chen, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, can hardly picture a day in which he does not use glass. “Glass is a very active and important research field,” he says. “It covers almost every aspect of our lives, not only in the traditional aspect of […]

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Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences » physics and astronomy news Apr 26

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