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Hicks in Dispatch: ‘Still much to ponder in the night sky’

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, portraitDr. Kenneth Hicks wrote a special column for the Columbus Dispatch and USA Today Network headlined Astronomy: Just as in the Bible story of the three wise men, there is today still much to ponder in the night sky. … Soon, Christmas will have come and gone. Children will have […]

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Posted on 12/22/2021

Alexander Govorov and Berlin collaborators set out to harness nanostructures for energy and sensing

From left, Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Govorov and Dr. Sven Burger at the Zuse Institute in Berlin.From Ohio University News One of the world’s leading theoretical physicists working on light interactions with nanomaterials, Dr. Alexander Govorov is teaming up with collaborators at the home of the world’s first supercomputer to apply the best specialized software in the world to compute complex nanostructures that can concentrate light and […]

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Posted on 11/29/2021

Ohio University names five outstanding Presidential Research Scholars

Arthur R. Smith poses in front of his group’s spin- polarized scanning tunneling microscope.From Ohio University News Ohio University named five professors from physics, engineering, communications and business as its 2021-22 Presidential Research Scholars. “These faculty are internationally recognized for their success in advancing the state of knowledge in their respective fields,” said Joseph Shields, vice president for research and creative activity. “We […]

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Posted on 11/09/2021

Madappa Prakash awarded most prestigious prize in nuclear astrophysics

Dr. Madappa Prakash, portraitThe American Physical Society awarded Dr. Madappa Prakash the 2022 Hans A. Bethe Prize, the most prestigious prize in the field of nuclear astrophysics, for his research about neutron stars and black holes. Prakash, professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Ohio University, was recognized “for fundamental contributions to […]

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Posted on 10/20/2021

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