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The Cosmos

The Cosmos

From the mysteries of dark matter to the secrets hidden in our own solar system, astrophysics probes the galaxy of unanswered questions.

Nanoscience

Nanoscience

At the size scale of an atom, researchers manipulate nano-particles to explore the world of quantum mechanics and to build the smallest machines possible.

Probing Life

Probing Life

Biophysicists study the complexity of life by using the laws of physics and the power of math to analyze patterns in living things, from epilepsy to signal processing.

Nuclei and Particles

Nuclei and Particles

The nuclear force is the strongest found in nature. From questions of how protons and neutrons are bound in nuclei (or neutron stars) to the interactions of quarks and gluons, this is strong stuff.

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Physics Colloquium | Machine Learning Quantum Emergence, Feb. 14

Photo of Eun-Ah KimThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Eun-Ah Kim, of Cornell University on “Machine Learning Quantum Emergence”, on Friday, Feb. 14, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: Decades of efforts in improving computing power and experimental instrumentation were driven by our desire to better understand the complex problem […]

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Posted on 02/02/2020

Quantitative Biology Seminar | Cellular Reprogramming Dynamics Follow Simple 1D Reaction Path, Feb. 18

Horacio Castillo, portrait in officeThe Quantitative Biology Seminar presents Dr. Horacio Castillo discussing “Cellular reprogramming dynamics follow a simple 1D reaction path” on Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. in Morton 115. Castillo is Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. Abstract: Cellular reprogramming, the conversion of one cell type to another, induces global […]

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Posted on 02/02/2020

INPP Seminar | Constraining Electron-capture Rates in Core-collapse Supernovae through Charge-exchange Reactions, Feb. 18

Photo of Remco ZegersThe Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Remco Zegers of MSU, on “Constraining Electron-capture Rates in Core-collapse Supernovae through Charge-exchange Reactions”, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: Electron captures on medium-heavy nuclei play an important role in […]

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Physics Colloquium | Departments That Excel In Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Ohio University and Across Nation, Feb. 28

Photo of Edmund BertschingerThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Dr. Edmund Bertschinger of MIT discussing “Departments That Excel In Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Ohio University and Across the Nation” on Friday, Feb. 28, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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INPP Seminar | Discovering Novel Phases of Dense Matter in Neutron Stars with Gravitational Waves, March 31

Photo of Prashanth JaikumarThe Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Prashanth Jaikumar of California State University, on “Discovering Novel Phases of Dense Matter in Neutron Stars with Gravitational Waves”, on Tuesday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: Neutron stars contain matter at […]

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Physics Colloquium | Quantum Electrodynamics of Superconducting Circuits, Feb. 7

Photo of Hakan TureciThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Hakan Tureci, of Princeton University on “Quantum Electrodynamics of Superconducting Circuits”, on Friday, Feb. 7, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: The demand for rapid and high-fidelity execution of initialization, gate and read-out operations casts tight constraints on the accuracy of […]

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Posted on 02/01/2020

INPP Seminar | Low Transverse Momentum Direct Photon Measurements with the PHENIX Experiment, Feb. 11

Photo of Veronica Canoa RomanThe Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Veronica Canoa Roman of Stony Brook on “Low Transverse Momentum Direct Photon Measurements with the PHENIX Experiment”, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: Direct photons are a unique probe to […]

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INPP Seminar | Detectability of Phase Transitions from Multi-messenger Observations, Jan. 21

Photo of Jun HanThe Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Jun Han of Ohio University, on “Detectability of Phase Transitions from Multi-messenger Observations”, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: There is as yet firm evidence for quark matter cores in […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020

NQPI Seminar | Quantum Many-Body Problems in Spin-Obit Coupled Systems, Jan. 23

Edsen Vernek, portraitThe Ohio University NQPI Seminar Series presents Edson Vernek, Glidden Visiting Professor of Physics from the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, on “Quantum Many-Body Problems In Spin-Obit Coupled Systems,” Thursday, Jan. 23, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract:  The archetypal many-body problem in condensed mater is the Kondo effect: […]

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Physics Colloquium | Resolving Single Molecules beyond the Diffraction Limit of Light, Jan. 24

Photo of Jixin ChenThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Jixin Chen of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio University on “Resolving Single Molecules beyond the Diffraction Limit of Light”, on Friday, Jan. 24, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: Super-resolution optical microscopy/nanoscopy is a technique that has been widely applied […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020