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The SDSS map is shown as a rainbow of colors, located within the observable Universe (the outer sphere, showing fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background). We are located at the center of this map. The inset for each color-coded section of the map includes an image of a typical galaxy or quasar from that section, and also the signal of the pattern that the eBOSS team measures there. As we look out in distance, we look back in time. So, the location of these signals reveals the expansion rate of the Un

Physicists Paint First Complete Picture of Expanding Universe

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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 Colloquium | Topological Physics at the Light-matter Interface, Nov. 13

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Gil Refael of Caltech on “Topological Physics at the Light-matter Interface” on Friday, Nov. 13, at 4:10 p.m.at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 614-706-6572,,372657836#   […]

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Posted on 11/02/2020

NQPI Virtual Nanoforum | Optical and Photothermal Properties of Plasmonic Nanomaterials | Nov. 19

Eva Yazmin Santiago SantosThe Ohio University NQPI Virtual Nanoforum presents Eva Yazmin Santiago Santos discussing “Optical and Photothermal Properties of Plasmonic Nanomaterials” on Thursday, Nov 19, at 4:10 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Santos is a graduate student in Physics & Astronomy and the Nanoscale Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI). Abstract: The study of the optical […]

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Posted on 11/02/2020

Physics Colloquium | Statistical Physics in Social Networks: Polarization, Echo Chambers and Ideologies, Nov. 20

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Igor Sokolov of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on “Statistical Physics in Social Networks: Polarization, Echo Chambers and Ideologies,” on Friday, Nov. 20, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or […]

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Posted on 11/02/2020

Physics Colloquium | Science Education and Outreach, Dec. 4

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Shannon Swilley Greco of Princeton on “Science Education and Outreach,” on Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later).

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Posted on 11/02/2020

Physics Colloquium | Magnetic Topological Solitons and Real Space Berry Curvature, Nov. 6

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Cristian Batista of University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab. on “Magnetic Topological Solitons and Real Space Berry Curvature” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join […]

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Posted on 11/01/2020

NQPI Seminar | Cyclotron Resonance Spectroscopy of Broken Symmetry States in Monolayer Graphene, Oct. 22

Erik Henriksen, portraitThe Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute Seminar series presents Dr. Erik Henriksen discussing “Cyclotron Resonance Spectroscopy of Broken Symmetry States in Monolayer Graphene” on Oct. 22  at 4:10 p.m. Henriksen is Assistant Professor of Physics  at Washington University in St. Louis. For virtual meeting information, contact the host, Dr. Sergio E. […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Physics Colloquium | Calculating Nature Naturally, Oct. 23

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Natalie Klco of  University of Washington on “Calculating Nature Naturally,” on Friday, Oct. 23, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 614-706-6572   United States, Columbus (Toll) Conference ID: 664 725 259# Abstract: Studying nature directly from […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

NQPI Forum | Rajendra Thapa, Postponed till Spring Semester 2021

Rajendra Thapa, portraitNOTE: This event has been postponed until the spring semester. The Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute Forum series presents Rajendra Thapa on Oct. 29  at 4:10 p.m. Thapa is a graduate student in Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. For virtual meeting information, contact the host, Dr. David Drabold.

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Posted on 10/02/2020

Physics Colloquium | Climate Change and Tipping Points: The Future of Nature, Humanity and the Global Economy, Oct. 30

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Mike Bevis of The Ohio State University on “Climate Change and Tipping Points: The Future of Nature, Humanity and the Global Economy,” on Friday, Oct. 30, at 4:10 p.m. at an Online Departmental Colloquium (Virtual link to be posted later). Join on Teams […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020

NQPI Seminar | Gate-defined Quantum Dots in Monolayer and Bilayer WSe2, Nov. 5

Hugh Churchill, portraitThe Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute Seminar series presents Dr. Hugh Churchill  discussing “Gate-defined Quantum Dots in Monolayer and Bilayer WSe2” on Nov. 5 at 4:10 p.m. Churchill is Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Arkansas. For virtual meeting information, contact the host, Dr. Nancy Sandler. Abstract: I will […]

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Posted on 10/02/2020