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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

INPP Seminar | Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Lepton Dipole Moments, Oct. 8

NQPI Colloquium | Spin Polarized STM Studies of Nanoscale Skyrmions and Chiral Magnetic Textues in Oxide and B20 Heterostructures, Oct. 10

Physics Colloquium | The Undead: Nuclear Physics in the Death and Afterlife of Massive Stars, Oct. 11

NQPI Seminar | Yasser Alajerami of Al-Azhar University, Oct. 17

Physics Colloquium | Connie Li of United States Naval Research Laboratory, Oct. 18

INPP Seminar | Lamiaa El Fassi of Mississippi State University, Oct. 22

NQPI Seminar | John Harb of Brigham Young University, Oct. 24

Physics Colloquium | Zohreh Davoudi of University of Maryland, Oct. 25

INPP Seminar | A NICER View of Neutron Stars, Oct. 29

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:

Physics & Astronomy | Reza Katebi Defends his Ph.D. Dissertation, Oct. 7

Physics & Astronomy graduate student Reza Katebi defends his Ph.D. dissertation titled, “Nuclear outbursts in the center of galaxies,” on Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in Clippinger Laboratories 259.

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Quantitative Biology Seminar | Coupling Spatial, Demographic, Genetic Models to Uncover Species’ Evolutionary Histories, Oct. 8

Diego Alvarado-Serrano, portraitThe Quantitative Biology Seminar series presents Dr. Diego F. Alvarado-Serrano discussing “Coupling spatial, demographic, and genetic models to uncover species’ evolutionary histories” on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Morton 115.  Alvarado-Serrano is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Abstract: Although historical population genetics have […]

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INPP Seminar | Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Lepton Dipole Moments, Oct. 8

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Martin Hoferichter of University of Washington, on “Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Lepton Dipole Moments”, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: The longstanding discrepancy between measurement and […]

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NQPI Seminar | Spin Polarized STM Imaging of Magnetic Skyrmions for Next-Generation Memories, Oct. 10

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Jay Gupta of Ohio State University, on “Spin Polarized STM Studies of Nanoscale Skyrmions and Chiral Magnetic Textues in Oxide and B20 Heterostructures”, on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.   Abstract: Magnetism in materials and heterostructures with large spin orbit coupling and/or […]

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Physics Colloquium | The Undead: Nuclear Physics in the Death and Afterlife of Massive Stars, Oct. 11

Dr.Zachary Meisel, portraitThe Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Zach Meisel, of Ohio University, on “The Undead: Nuclear Physics in the Death and Afterlife of Massive Stars”, on Friday, Oct. 11, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: When matter is added to one of the densest possible objects in the […]

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NQPI Seminar | Glass Applications – Radiation Dosimeter and Shielding, Oct. 17

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Yasser Alajerami of Al-Azhar University, on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: The lecture will give the significant of incorporating the heavy metal oxide ‘bismuth oxide, Barium oxide, Zinc oxide’ in borate glass system and studying its effect on the glass structure, […]

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Physics Colloquium | Direct Electrical Detection of Spin-momentum Locking in Topological Insulators, Oct. 18

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Connie Li of United States Naval Research Laboratory, on “Direct Electrical Detection of Spin-momentum Locking in Topological Insulators”, on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: Topological materials constitute a new quantum phase of matter distinct from the classic […]

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INPP Seminar | The Search for QCD Signatures in Nuclei: How do we shrink the Rho Particle?, Oct. 22

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Lamiaa El Fassi of Mississippi State University, on “The Search for QCD Signatures in Nuclei: How do we shrink the Rho Particle?”, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: Over the […]

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NQPI Seminar | “Nanowire Fabrication by Site-specific Metallization of DNA Origami Templates”, Oct. 24

The NQPI Seminar Series presents John Harb of Brigham Young University, on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.   Abstract: Bottom-up nanofabrication utilizing self-assembled DNA templates has the potential to create circuits and devices with complex geometries and functionality. In this presentation, we describe our efforts to fabricate […]

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Physics Colloquium | Zohreh Davoudi of University of Maryland, Oct. 25

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Zohreh Davoudi of University of Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 25, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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