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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

OHIO Physicists Help Paint First Complete Picture of Expanding Universe, Lead Pursuit of Dark Energy

The SDSS map is shown as a rainbow of colors, located within the observable Universe (the outer sphere, showing fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background). We are located at the center of this map. The inset for each color-coded section of the map includes an image of a typical galaxy or quasar from that section, and also the signal of the pattern that the eBOSS team measures there. As we look out in distance, we look back in time. So, the location of these signals reveals the expansion rate of the Universe at different times in cosmic history.Except from Ohio University News The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released today a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the universe ever created, filling in the most significant gaps in the possible exploration of its history, and Ohio University researchers played key roles. The highlights of the […]

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Posted on 07/20/2020

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 Dr. 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 […]

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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 & Astronomy Professor Sergio Ulloa titled “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 Dr. 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 […]

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Posted on 06/24/2020