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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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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:

CANCELED Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, June 26

Observatory architect's illustrationPublic Telescope Night is June 26, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. to 11 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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Posted on 04/02/2020

Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, June 27

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescopePublic Telescope Night is June 27, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 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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Posted on 04/02/2020

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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Virtual Quantitative Biology Seminar | Topological Data Analysis for Biological Ring Channels, March 31

Veronica Ciocanel, portraitThe Quantitative Biology Seminar presents Dr. Veronica Ciocanel discussing “Topological Data Analysis for Biological Ring Channels” on March 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/513810203 Meeting ID: 513 810 203 Ciocanelis a Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar at the Mathematical Bioscience Institute at Ohio State University. Abstract: Contractile rings […]

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Posted on 03/02/2020