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Physics & Astronomy

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow in search of a deeper understanding of the natural world—from the mysteries of dark matter to the smallest machines possible, from the complexity of life to nature's strongest forces. 

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The Cosmos

The Cosmos

From the mysteries of dark matter to the secrets hidden in our own solar system, astrophysics probes the galaxy of unanswered questions.

Nanoscience

Nanoscience

At the size scale of an atom, researchers manipulate nano-particles to explore the world of quantum mechanics and to build the smallest machines possible.

Probing Life

Probing Life

Biophysicists study the complexity of life by using the laws of physics and the power of math to analyze patterns in living things, from epilepsy to signal processing.

Nuclei and Particles

Nuclei and Particles

The nuclear force is the strongest found in nature. From questions of how protons and neutrons are bound in nuclei (or neutron stars) to the interactions of quarks and gluons, this is strong stuff.

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Physics & Astronomy | Bishnu Karki Defends His Dissertation, March 4

Bishnu Karki, portraitPhysics & Astronomy graduate student Bishnu Karki defends his Ph.D. dissertation titled, “Deep exclusive neutral pion electroproduction measured in Hall A at Jefferson Lab with the upgraged CEBAF,” on March 4 at noon in Clippinger 259.

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Physics & Astronomy | Michael Mroz Defends His Dissertation, March 6

Physics & Astronomy graduate student Michael Mroz defends his Ph.D. dissertation titled, “Characterization of Morphological and Chemical Properties of Scandium Containing Cathode Materials,” on March 6 at 1 p.m. in Clippinger 259.

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CANCELED | INPP Seminar | Direct measurement of Reactions at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, March 17

Photo of Hye Young LeeNote: This event has been canceled. The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Hye Young Lee of Los Alamos National Laboratory, discussing “Direct measurement of 56;59 Ni(n,p) reactions at Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE)”, on Tuesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. […]

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CANCELED: NQPI Special Seminar | Chemistry and Physics of Nanocrystals, 2d Materials and Aerogels, March 18

Dr. Alexander EychmüllerNote: This event has been canceled. The Ohio University NQPI Seminar Series presents Dr. Alexander Eychmüller discussing “Chemistry and Physics of Nanocrystals, 2d Materials and Aerogels” on Wednesday, March 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 354. Eychmüller is a Professor Physical Chemistry at Dresden University of Technology in Dresden, […]

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CANCELED | NQPI Seminar | Quantum Dynamics of Single Electrons in Noble-Gas Quantum Liquids and Solids, March 19

Dafei Jin, portraitNote: This event has been canceled. The Ohio University NQPI Seminar Series presents Dr. Dafei Jin, discussing “Quantum Dynamics of Single Electrons in Noble-Gas Quantum Liquids and Solids”  on Thursday, March 19, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Dafei Jin is a Staff Scientist at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, […]

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CANCELED | Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, March 27

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescopeNote: This event has been canceled. Public Telescope Night is March 27, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the […]

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CANCELED | Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, March 28

Construction completing on Ohio University observatoryNote: This event has been canceled. Public Telescope Night is March 28, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the […]

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CANCELED | INPP Seminar | Discovering Novel Phases of Dense Matter in Neutron Stars with Gravitational Waves, March 31

Photo of Prashanth JaikumarNote: This event has been canceled. The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Prashanth Jaikumar of California State University, discussing “Discovering Novel Phases of Dense Matter in Neutron Stars with Gravitational Waves”, on Tuesday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. […]

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CANCELED | NQPI Seminar | β-Ga2O3: A New Semiconductor System, April 2

Dr. Andrew GreenNote: This event has been canceled. The Ohio University NQPI Seminar Series presents Dr. Andrew Green discussing“β-Ga2O3: A New Semiconductor System” on Thursday, April 2, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Green is a Chemist at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Abstract: Beta phase Gallium […]

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CANCELED | Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, April 4

Observatory architect's illustrationNote: This event has been canceled. Public Telescope Night is April 4, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the […]

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