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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 | State of the Institute, Aug. 29

Dr. Eric Stinaff, portraitThe NQPI Seminar Series presents Dr. Eric Stinaff on “State of the Institute” on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Stinaff is Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Director of of the Nanoscale Quantum Phenomena Institute.

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NQPI Seminar | Sumit Sharma of Ohio University, Sept. 5

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Sumit Sharma of Ohio University, on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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Physics Colloquium | Reactor Neutrinos: Tool for Science and Security, Sept. 6

Patrick HuberThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Patrick Huber, of  Virginia Tech, on “Reactor Neutrinos: Tool for Science and Security”, on Friday, Sept. 6, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: Nuclear reactors are the brightest terrestrial neutrino source and have been the workhorse of neutrino physics since the […]

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Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Sept. 6

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescopePublic Telescope Night is Sep. 6, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 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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Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Sept. 7

Public Telescope Night is Sep. 7, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 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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INPP Seminar | Electronic Sum Rules and Response Functions from the Symmetry-adapted No-core Shell Model, Sept. 12

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Robert Baker of Ohio University on, “Electronic Sum Rules and Response Functions from the Symmetry-adapted No-core Shell Model”, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: Recent developments in ab initio nuclear […]

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Physics Colloquium | Cosmic Tone and Cosmic Flow: Large-scale Structure of the Universe, Sept. 13

Dr. Hee-Jong Seo, portraitThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Hee-Jong Seo, of  Ohio University, on  “Cosmic Tone and Cosmic Flow: Large-scale Structure of the Universe”, on Friday, Sept. 13, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: One of the most intriguing questions in physics today is the nature of dark energy […]

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INPP Seminar | Megan Connors of Georgia State University, Sept. 17

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Megan Connors of Georgia State University, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

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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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