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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 […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Physicists Explore Magnetic Impurities

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter A team led by Ohio University physicist Sergio Ulloa has used numerical simulations to study different mechanisms behind the behavior of long chains of magnetic impurities, which could be potentially useful in the transmission of quantum […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

NQPI Announces 2018-19 Dissertation Award Co-Winners

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter The Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute announced Oscar Avalos-Ovando and Dawei Zhai as co-winners of the 2018-19 NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award. Avalos-Ovando was recognized for his work under Physics and Astronomy professor Sergio Ulloa entitled “Magnetic […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Govorov Proposes Chiral Nanocrystals for Novel Uses

By Katelyn Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physics & Astronomy Distinguished Professor of Physics and NQPI Member Sasha Govorov and his group recently published a paper titled “Hot Electrons Generated in Chiral Plasmonic Nanocrystals as a Mechanism for Surface Photochemistry and Chiral Growth” […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

NQPI Director’s Message

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 […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020

Phillips Spends Year at Extreme Matter Institute in Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Daniel Phillips, poetraitBy Dr. Daniel Phillips Professor in Astronomy & Physics and Director of the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics From August 2018 until June 2019 my wife, Talinn Phillips, and I were both on Faculty Fellowship Leave from Ohio University. We — and our two children, Jack (now 8) and […]

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Posted on 06/11/2020

Chornock, Katebi Recognized for Rapid “Turn-on” of Nuclear Transient

Dr. Ryan ChornockDr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and his student Reza Katebi’s team received a nod in a November 19 Phys.org report describing their research on the rapid “turn-on” of a nuclear transient. …PS1-13cbe is a ‘changing-look’ AGN that has been powered by instabilities in the accretion disk…the ‘turn-on’ […]

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Posted on 06/11/2020

Neiman, Jung Present at 2020 Neuroscience Research Day

Quantitative Biology Institute members Dr. Alexander Neiman, Dr. Peter Jung, and their students attended OHIO’s 2020 Neuroscience Research Day at Lake Hope Lodge in McArthur, Ohio. Neiman presented “Dynamics of tree networks of excitable elements: application to sensory neurons.” Neuroscience Research Day brings together members of OHIO’s Neuroscience Program, which […]

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Posted on 06/11/2020

Faculty Present at Sixth International Workshop on Compound-Nuclear Reactions

Physics & Astronomy faculty and students presented five papers at the Sixth International Workshop on Compound-Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics CNR18 held in Berkeley, Calif., in September 2019. The CNR* series was initiated in 2007 with a meeting near Yosemite National Park. It has since moved to Bordeaux (2009), Prague […]

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Posted on 06/11/2020

Phillips Leads $3.7 Million Project to Advance Nuclear Physics Experiments

Dr. Daniel Phillips, poetraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University physicist Dr. Daniel Phillips is leading a new $3.7 million, multi-institution effort to develop software that can create more accurate models of scientific phenomena — such as what happened in the microseconds after the Big Bang or how long a radioactive nucleus will live […]

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Posted on 05/28/2020