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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. 

Upcoming Events

Physics & Astronomy Open House Nov. 9

NQPI Seminar | Single-molecule Dissection of B12 Interaction with Adenosyltransferase (ATR), Sept. 19

Physics Colloquium | Highlights from Studies on Student Learning, Reasoning, and Understanding in Physics, Sept. 20

Physics Colloquium | Discovery Frontiers in the New Era of Time Domain Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, Sept. 23

INPP Seminar | Matt Devlin of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sept. 24

Physics Colloquium | Ryan Chornock of Ohio University, Sept. 27

Physics Colloquium | Ben Cider of Mississippi State University, Oct. 1

NQPI Seminar | Martin Rodriquez-Vega of University of Texas at Austin, Oct. 3

INPP Seminar | Martin Hoferichter of University of Washington, Oct. 8

NQPI Colloquium | Spin Polarized STM Studies of Nanoscale Skyrmions and Chiral Magnetic Textues in Oxide and B20 Heterostructures, Oct. 10

Physics Intranet

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.

Recent Events:

NQPI Seminar | Single-molecule Dissection of B12 Interaction with Adenosyltransferase (ATR), Sept. 19

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Tai-Yen Chen of University of Houston, on “Single-molecule Dissection of B12 Interaction with Adenosyltransferase (ATR)”, on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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Physics Colloquium | Highlights from Studies on Student Learning, Reasoning, and Understanding in Physics, Sept. 20

Andrew Heckler photoThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Andrew Heckler of Ohio State University, on “Highlights from Studies on Student Learning, Reasoning, and Understanding in Physics”, on Friday, Sept. 20, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: An overview of results from several physics education research studies will be presented. First, […]

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Physics Colloquium | Discovery Frontiers in the New Era of Time Domain Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, Sept. 23

Raffaella Margutti photoThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Raffaella Margutti of Northwestern University, on “Discovery Frontiers in the New Era of Time Domain Multi-Messenger Astrophysics”, on Monday, Sept. 23, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 235. Abstact: New and improved observational facilities are sampling the night sky with unprecedented temporal cadence and […]

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INPP Seminar | The LANSCE Nuclear Data Measurement Program and its Impact, Sept. 24

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Matt Devlin of Los Alamos National Laboratory, on “The LANSCE Nuclear Data Measurement Program and its Impact”, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: The Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center has been […]

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Physics Colloquium | Ryan Chornock of Ohio University, Sept. 27

Dr. Ryan Chornock. Photo by Rob HardinThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Ryan Chornock, of Ohio University, on Friday, Sept. 27, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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INPP Seminar | Ben Cider of Mississippi State University, Oct. 1

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Ben Cider of Mississippi State University, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

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NQPI Seminar | Light-driven Quantum Materials, Oct. 3

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Martin Rodriquez-Vega of University of Texas at Austin, on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstact: Light-induced topological band structure changes and the control of ordered states of matter are currently among the most sought-after effects in condensed matter physics. In the first […]

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Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Oct. 4

Construction completing on Ohio University observatoryPublic Telescope Night is Oct. 4, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 7:30 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 public. Visitors may see Lunar craters, […]

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Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Oct. 5

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescopePublic Telescope Night is Oct. 5, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 7:30 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 public. Visitors may see Lunar craters, […]

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INPP Seminar | Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Lepton Dipole Moments, Oct. 8

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Martin Hoferichter of University of Washington, on “Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Lepton Dipole Moments”, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: The longstanding discrepancy between measurement and […]

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