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Hicks in Dispatch | Signals from Outer Space Remain a Mystery

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, portraitDr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy | Signals from outer space remain a mystery.” If an alien civilization were trying to contact us here on Earth, how would they do it? In the 1997 movie “Contact,” […]

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Posted on 03/05/2020

Physics Professor Recognized for Patent

Distinguished Professor Alexander GovorovFrom Ohio University News Three Chemistry & Biochemistry professors were among Ohio University honored faculty, staff and student inventors honored during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony. Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was recognized for “Compositions of Matter Having a Mixture of Strongly Plasmonic Nanorods and Exhibiting […]

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Posted on 03/04/2020

Students Study the Stars at a Mountaintop Classroom

Kitt Peak sunset with class Fall 2019By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Some of the best sunsets senior Joe Fradette (B.A. Physics, 2020) has ever seen were part of his classroom experience at telescope facilities on Kitt Peak in Arizona. “I was there as a student in Dr. Ryan Chornock’s Observational Astrophysics course,” Fradette said. “I […]

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Posted on 02/17/2020

Hicks in Dispatch | Will Dimming Betelgeuse Explode as Supernova?

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, portraitDr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Will dimming Betelgeuse explode as supernova?” Some stars have variable brightness, and Betelgeuse is known to be a variable star, but the recent dimming here is more (and faster) than in […]

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Posted on 02/03/2020

Alumni News | Kumar Named General Manager at Transition Networks

Transition Networks logo  Ohio University alumna Anita Kumar was promoted to General Manager of Transition Networks, says a news release by Communications Systems, Inc. Kumar earned an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1994 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. She started at has been with […]

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Posted on 01/12/2020

Sandler Strengthens Collaborations with Brazilian Scientists

Nancy SandlerDr. Nancy Sandler was one of the few international invited speakers at the recent Brazilian Workshop for Semiconductor Physics 19, held at the Federal University of Ceará, in Fortaleza, Brazil. Sandler is Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. The biennial workshop, held since 1983, began as the premier […]

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Posted on 12/17/2019

Akolkar Speaks on Electrochemical Materials Fabrication

Rohan AkolkarBy Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern At the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI) seminar on Dec. 5, Prof. Rohan Akolkar from Case Western Reserve University discussed two major approaches he and his students have been working on for nano-materials fabrication: atomic layer deposition (e-ALD) and atomic layer etching (e-ALE). […]

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Posted on 12/11/2019

Physicists Identify Ways to Unmask Elusive Quarks within Neutron Stars

Drs. Madappa Prakash and Sophia Han, portrait in officeWhat form of matter resides in the cores of neutron stars? A team of astrophysicists from Ohio University and Kent State University has published the latest in a series of articles about neutron star interiors, “Treating quarks within neutron stars,” in Physical Review D, a journal of the American Physical […]

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Posted on 12/09/2019

Glidden Professor Speaks on Currents Manipulation in Graphene

Glidden Visiting Professor Daiara FariaBy Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Dr. Daiara Faria from Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro State University discussed her latest research on the manipulation of currents in graphene and its implications for quantum computing at the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI) seminar on Nov. 14. Faria is a regular visitor […]

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Posted on 12/06/2019

Meet the 2019-20 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Talha Furkan CananBy Kate NicholsNQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter Up to six graduate students receive a one-semester stipend which is bestowed annually on a competitive basis by the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Talha Furkan Canan Electrical Engineering Faculty Adviser: Dr. Savas Kaya Canan uses engineered Schottky […]

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Posted on 12/04/2019