Ohio University

Physics & Astronomy Alumni News

Notable Ph.D. Alumnus Reflects on His OHIO Experience

By Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Theoretical physicist and Ohio University alumnus Andreas Weichselbaum (Ph.D. 2004) returned to OHIO to deliver an  NQPI colloquium on numerical techniques based on tensor network states. During his visit, the College of Arts & Sciences presented […]

The post Notable Ph.D. Alumnus Reflects on His OHIO Experience appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 06/24/2020

NQPI Director’s Message | Spring 2020

By Dr. Eric Stinaff Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Dear Colleagues: We hope this newsletter finds you safe and healthy. With the global spread of COVID-19, these past months have certainly been a challenging time. As our daily routines have been upended and our personal and professional […]

The post NQPI Director’s Message | Spring 2020 appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 06/24/2020

Physics & Astronomy Alumni Chronicles, 2000-2020

2000-2010 Bassem Sabra (Ph.D. 2000, Shields) writes: “I am still at Notre Dame University – Louaize in Lebanon. I was promoted in September of last year (2018) to full professor. I recently completed a 10-week continuing education on space systems engineering. I will be taking part in building the Lebanese […]

The post Physics & Astronomy Alumni Chronicles, 2000-2020 appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 06/12/2020

Physics & Astronomy Alumni Chronicles, Pre-2000

Derek Beck (HTC Physics 1999) is now a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He is presently on long-term active duty status at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania. Marty Kordesch visited with Derek in Carlisle, PA, recently. Robert Borger (Physics 1968) After receiving his bachelor’s degree […]

The post Physics & Astronomy Alumni Chronicles, Pre-2000 appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 06/12/2020

Chair’s Message | Recognizing Faculty, Refurbishing Edwards Accelerator, Clippinger Labs

Dr. David Ingram, a professor in and chair of OHIO’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, conducts research inside the W.M. Keck Thin Film Analysis Facility, located within the Edwards Accelerator Lab on the Athens Campus. Photo by Rob HardinJuly 2020 Alumni e-newsletter I first want to congratulate Martin Kordesch, the editor of this newsletter, for receiving the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Many of you may remember his music and physics, and we look forward each time to his standing wave flame demonstration at […]

The post Chair’s Message | Recognizing Faculty, Refurbishing Edwards Accelerator, Clippinger Labs appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 06/10/2020

Alumni News | Kumar Named General Manager at Transition Networks

Transition Networks logo  Ohio University alumna Anita Kumar was promoted to General Manager of Transition Networks, says a news release by Communications Systems, Inc. Kumar earned an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1994 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. She started at has been with […]

The post Alumni News | Kumar Named General Manager at Transition Networks appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 01/12/2020

Chair’s Message | Welcoming Alumna from Malaysia, Celebrating Open House

David Ingram , portraitJanuary 2020 Alumni e-newsletter Greetings to friends and alumni of the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Fall was a busy term. In October one of our alums, Professor Zainuriah Hassan (Ph.D. 1998, Marty Kordesch), came all the way from Malaysia to receive the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni […]

The post Chair’s Message | Welcoming Alumna from Malaysia, Celebrating Open House appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 01/09/2020

Physicists Identify Ways to Unmask Elusive Quarks within Neutron Stars

Drs. Madappa Prakash and Sophia Han, portrait in officeWhat form of matter resides in the cores of neutron stars? A team of astrophysicists from Ohio University and Kent State University has published the latest in a series of articles about neutron star interiors, “Treating quarks within neutron stars,” in Physical Review D, a journal of the American Physical […]

The post Physicists Identify Ways to Unmask Elusive Quarks within Neutron Stars appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 12/09/2019

OHIO Today Honors Harold Brown, One of the Last Living Tuskegee Airmen

Harold Brown, portraitOhio Today honors Lt. Col. Harold Brown, an Ohio University alumnus who flew a P-51 Mustang fighter in World War II, spent time in a German POW camp, then returned home to begin a career that would eventually find him retiring as vice president of academic affairs at Columbus State […]

The post OHIO Today Honors Harold Brown, One of the Last Living Tuskegee Airmen appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 11/09/2019

Notable Alumni | Andreas Weichselbaum Models Quasiparticles That Could Be Future of Quantum Computing

Theoretical calculations performed by (left to right) Neil Robinson, Robert Konik, Alexei Tsvelik, and Andreas Weichselbaum of Brookhaven Lab's Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department suggest that Majorana fermions exist in the boundaries of magnetic materials with different magnetic phases. Majorana fermions are particle-like excitations that emerge when single electrons fractionalize into two halves, and their unique properties are of interest for quantum applications.Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Andreas Weichselbaum ’04 Ph.D. Physics Dr. Andreas Weichselbaum is working on tiny correlated puzzles in material […]

The post Notable Alumni | Andreas Weichselbaum Models Quasiparticles That Could Be Future of Quantum Computing appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

Read More
Posted on 10/20/2019