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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Notable Alumni | Zainuriah Hassan Pioneers Scientific Advances in U.S., Malaysia

Zainuriah HassanEditor’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. Zainuriah Hassan ’98 Ph.D. in Physics Dr. Zainuriah Hassan was an important member of the wide […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Physics Alumnus Returns to Lead Workshop on Software Design

Greg Petersen By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter Ohio University Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute hosted physics alumnus Dr. Greg Petersen, who lead a workshop on Aug. 5-7 for graduate and undergraduate students titled “Modern Software Design for Physicists” aimed at teaching modern design […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths

By Kate Nichols NQPI editorial intern Dr. Pratheesh Jakkala graduated from Ohio University with his Ph.D. in physics in 2016. His research focused on the fabrication of solar cells and III-V Nitrides using a sputtering method and characterization of solar cells and thin films. Jakkala has most recently served as […]

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Posted on 07/15/2019

Khosravi Khorashad Receives NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Larousse Khosravi Khorashad, portraitBy Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter NQPI is proud to announce Larousse Khosravi Khorashad as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Khosravi Khorashad received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 2017. His research area is a combination of computational physics and […]

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Posted on 05/15/2019

Ramakrishnan Receives Honorary Degree from OHIO

Honorary degree recipient Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakdrishnan speaks at gradute commencement. Photo by Ben SiegelOhio University President M. Duane Nellis conferred an OHIO Honorary Doctor of Science upon Nobel Prize laureate and OHIO alumnus Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan. “A graduate of Ohio University, Venki Ramakrishnan is President of the Royal Society and Group Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, […]

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Posted on 05/04/2019