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2021-22 Glidden Professor Brings Expertise to Edwards Accelerator, Undergraduate Physics Labs

Adam Fritsch, portraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Adam Fritsch, associate professor of physics at Gonzaga University, joins Ohio University as a Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department for the academic year 2021-22. Fritsch will spend his sabbatical at OHIO working closely with Associate Professor Zach Meisel […]

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Posted on 09/13/2021

Edwards Accelerator Laboratory turns 50, continues to provide surprising results

Dr. Zach Meisel gives a tunnel tour.From Ohio University News Thousands of Ohio University students walk past the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory each day, not noticing the internationally known research facility set into the hillside. Its 50th birthday party in September finds the accelerator anything but over the hill. In fact, its ion beams and experimental equipment […]

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Posted on 09/08/2021

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