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Hicks in Dispatch: We can learn a lot from celestial collision almost no one saw

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, portraitDr. Kenneth Hicks wrote a column for the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy: We can learn a lot from celestial collision almost no one saw.” In January 2020, there were fireworks in the sky, but almost no one on Earth noticed The cosmic fireworks were considerable, from a collision of a […]

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Posted on 07/12/2021

OHIO physicists are getting even closer to the Big Bang, thanks to a new way to examine light from the past

Dr. Hee-Jong Seo, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University physicists are using data from 20 years of ground-based observations of the night sky from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to tackle a fundamental physics question: “What are the initial conditions of the universe?” By initial, they are referring to the universe’s primordial growth […]

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Posted on 06/28/2021

10 Arts & Sciences, 2 HTC Students Get OHIO Leadership Awards

Majed Zailaee, with Leadership Awards logoTen Arts & Sciences students and two from the Honors Tutorial College were among 39 honored at Ohio University’s annual leadership awards celebration on April 14. These students “went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, mentor fellow students, and lead with passion and compassion,” said […]

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Posted on 04/15/2021

Phillips Organizes Conference to Investigate Quantum Mechanics’ Unitary Limit

Dr. Daniel Phillips, poetraitDr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, is organizing a program at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara on “Living Near Unitarity.” The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics describes itself as ” the first and foremost scientific research facility where theorists in […]

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Posted on 03/22/2021

Drabold Part of New Research Featured in Nature

Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished ProfessorFrom Ohio University News Ohio University Distinguished Professor David Drabold is a coauthor on a new research paper published and featured on the cover of this week’s issue in Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal. University of Oxford professor Volker Deringer is the lead author of the paper, “Origins of structural and […]

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Posted on 01/12/2021

OHIO Researchers Working on Nanoscale-level ‘Smoke Screens’

Alexander Govorov, portraitObscurants or “smoke screens” have been used on battlefields for hundreds of years and help soldiers evade enemies by masking the movement or location of military units, reports Ohio University News. Ohio University researchers, led by Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov, are conducting research on creating advanced nanoscale-level smoke screens. The […]

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Posted on 10/19/2020

University Mourns Loss of Dr. Raymond Lane, Distinguished Physics Professor Emeritus

Raymond Lane, portraitDr. Raymond Lane, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics at Ohio University, passed away on Oct. 2 at Lindley Inn in The Plains, Ohio. He was 96, according to his obituary in the Athens Messenger. “Ray came to Ohio University in 1966 from Argonne National Laboratory and became our second distinguished […]

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Posted on 10/09/2020

Dispatch Quotes Ingram on Pike County Radiation

David Ingram , portraitDr. David C. Ingram, professor and chair of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch article headlined “Pike County school district asks feds to move middle school away from radiation.” The levels in the report were “well below the levels at which you have to […]

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Posted on 09/01/2020

Prakash, Phillips Part of New Physics Frontier Center on Neutron Star Modeling

 Two Ohio University physicists are part of a new NSF-supported Physics Frontier Center at UC Berkeley that will focus on neutron star modeling in the “gravitational wave era.” The center brings together researchers from 13 institutions and taps capabilities at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with the goal of improving […]

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Posted on 08/18/2020

Prakash, Team Find Possible Sign of Neutron Star in Supernova 1987A

Dr. Madappa Prakash, portraitOhio University News reports on research findings by Dr. Madappa Prakash, professor of Physics & Astronomy, in a story headlined “Team including OHIO physicist finds possible sign of neutron star in Supernova 1987A.” Two teams of astronomers have made a compelling case in the 33-year-old mystery surrounding Supernova 1987A. Based […]

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Posted on 07/31/2020