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Physics & Astronomy

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow in search of a deeper understanding of the natural world—from the mysteries of dark matter to the smallest machines possible, from the complexity of life to nature's strongest forces. 

Upcoming Events

Physics & Astronomy Open House Nov. 9

NQPI Seminar | Sumit Sharma of Ohio University, Sept. 5

Physics Colloquium | Reactor Neutrinos: Tool for Science and Security, Sept. 6

Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Sept. 6

Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Sept. 7

INPP Seminar | Robert Baker of Ohio State University, Sept. 10

Physics Colloquium | Hee-Jong Seo of Ohio University, Sept. 13

Physics Intranet

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.

Recent Events:

NQPI Seminar | Sumit Sharma of Ohio University, Sept. 5

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Sumit Sharma of Ohio University, on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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Physics Colloquium | Reactor Neutrinos: Tool for Science and Security, Sept. 6

Patrick HuberThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Patrick Huber, of  Virginia Tech, on “Reactor Neutrinos: Tool for Science and Security”, on Friday, Sept. 6, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: Nuclear reactors are the brightest terrestrial neutrino source and have been the workhorse of neutrino physics since the […]

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Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Sept. 6

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescopePublic Telescope Night is Sep. 6, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the public. Visitors may see Lunar craters, […]

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Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Sept. 7

Public Telescope Night is Sep. 7, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy or stormy. Telescope nights are free and open to the public. Visitors may see Lunar craters, […]

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INPP Seminar | Robert Baker of Ohio State University, Sept. 10

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Robert Baker of Ohio State University on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

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Physics Colloquium | Hee-Jong Seo of Ohio University, Sept. 13

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Hee-Jong Seo, of  Ohio University, on Friday, Sept. 13, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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INPP Seminar | Megan Connors of Georgia State University, Sept. 17

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Megan Connors of Georgia State University, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

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NQPI Seminar | Single-molecule Dissection of B12 Interaction with Adenosyltransferase (ATR), Sept. 19

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Tai-Yen Chen of University of Houston, on “Single-molecule Dissection of B12 Interaction with Adenosyltransferase (ATR)”, on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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Physics Colloquium | Andrew Heckler of Ohio State University, Sept. 20

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Andrew Heckler of Ohio State University, on Friday, Sept. 20, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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INPP Seminar | Matt Devlin of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sept. 24

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Matt Devlin of Los Alamos National Laboratory, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

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