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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

Career Corner | STEM Graduates Can Earn Tuition-Free Master’s in Education & Teaching Fellowships

Photo of two teachersStudents graduating with STEM majors and interested in teaching STEM in a K-12 setting are invited to apply for fully-funded opportunities to earn a master’s degree in Education, gain classroom experience, and become a licensed teacher. The RALLY for STEM NOYCE Teaching Fellows Program at Ohio University offers the following opportunities; […]

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Posted on 11/07/2019

Fulbright Scholar Alajerami Speaks on New Glass Material for Radiation Protection

Yasser Alajerami, portraitFrom Ohio University News By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Fulbright Scholar Dr. Yasser Alajerami from Al-Azhar University-Gaza discussed his latest research on a new type of glass material that could be used as a protective shielding at radiation facilities. Alajerami is a Fulbright Scholar at Ohio University for 2019-20. […]

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Posted on 10/28/2019

Paneru Awarded Vishwa S. Shukla Memorial Scholarship

Som Nath Paneru, portraitSom Nath Paneru, an Ohio University doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy, is one of two recipients of the 2019-20 Vishwa S. Shukla Memorial Scholarship from the College of Arts & Sciences. The scholarship is designated for an outstanding graduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences who is […]

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Posted on 10/24/2019

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 a tiny puzzle that could […]

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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

Hicks in Dispatch | Exciting discoveries await launch of James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, portraitDr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy: Exciting discoveries await launch of James Webb Space Telescope.” The James Webb Space Telescope, described in my last column, is nearing completion and expected to be sent into space by […]

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Posted on 10/16/2019

Physics Alumnus Returns to Lead Workshop on Software Design

Greg Petersen By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute hosted Ohio University alum Dr. Greg Petersen on Aug. 5-7 to lead a workshop on ‘Modern Software Design for Physicists’ aimed at teaching modern design principles. Students received instruction on a general framework to develop codes […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

5 A&S Faculty Among 7 Named Presidential Research Scholars

Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak, portraitFrom OHIO Research News Five Arts & Sciences faculty are among the seven named 2019 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars for excellence in arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and physical sciences and engineering research. The awards program recognizes mid-career faculty members who have garnered national and international prominence […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

Science on Hla: ’21th Century Will Be Dedicated to Much Smaller Machines’

Dr. Saw-Wai HlaScience magazine writes about work by a team of scientists led by OHIO Professor of Physics Dr. Saw-Wai Hla in a story headlined “A 2 nm sized nanomachine able to spin and transfer its rotational energy.” With the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this year, it could […]

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Posted on 08/27/2019