Physics & Astronomy Centers & Institutes
The John E. Edwards Accelerator Laboratory provides ion beams and the associated detection equipment for the study of nuclear reactions of interest for nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, materials science, inertial confinement fusion, nuclear energy, homeland security, and other applications. This research is performed by Ohio University students, faculty, and staff, as well users from other universities and laboratories.
Experimental nuclear physics covers a broad range of topics: low-energy experiments for nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, and applied nuclear physics; medium-energy experiments to study the structure of the nucleon (protons and neutrons) and quark dynamics of bound states; and experiments with relativistic heavy ions to study nuclear matter under extreme conditions. The experimental nuclear physics group at Ohio University is involved in a broad range of programs in these areas at facilities around the world, seeking answers that are at the forefront of the quest to understand the structure of matter and the fundamental forces of nature.
The mission of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI) is to advance cross-disciplinary research, educational, and technological innovation efforts in active areas of materials science and engineering by promoting nanoscience techniques, theory, and infrastructure.