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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

INPP Seminar | Steve Pain of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dec. 3

NQPI Seminar | Rohan Akolkar of Case Western Reserve University, Dec. 5

Physics Colloquium | Raffaella Devita of Jefferson Lab, Dec. 6

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:

INPP Seminar | Steve Pain of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dec. 3

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Steve Pain of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

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Posted on 12/01/2019

NQPI Seminar | Rohan Akolkar of Case Western Reserve University, Dec. 5

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Rohan Akolkar of Case Western Reserve University, on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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Posted on 12/01/2019

Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Dec. 6

Astronomy Instructor George Eberts with the Fecker telescopePublic Telescope Night is Dec. 6, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 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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Posted on 12/01/2019

Physics Colloquium | The CLAS12 Experiment: A New View on the Structure and Spectrum of Hadrons, Dec. 6

The Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Series presents Raffaella Devita of Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Genova, on “The CLAS12 Experiment: A New View on the Structure and Spectrum of Hadrons”, on Friday, Dec. 6, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194. Abstract: Understanding the hadron structure and spectrum is […]

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Posted on 12/01/2019

Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Dec. 7

Public Telescope Night is Dec. 7, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 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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Posted on 12/01/2019

Public Telescope Night at Ohio University Observatory, Nov. 9

Construction completing on Ohio University observatoryPublic Telescope Night is Nov. 9, hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. This event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 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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Posted on 11/02/2019

INPP Seminar | Cancelled, Nov. 12

The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Remco Zegers of Michigan State University, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.

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Posted on 11/02/2019

INPP Seminar | Neutron and Secondary γ -ray Spectroscopy for Astrophysics and Applications, Nov. 13

Photo of James deBoerThe Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents James deBoer of University of Notre Dame, on “Neutron and Secondary γ -ray Spectroscopy for Astrophysics and Applications”, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: Nuclear reactions that produce neutrons have […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019

NQPI Seminar | Daiara Faria of Polytechnic Institute of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 14

The NQPI Seminar Series presents Daiara Faria of Polytechnic Institute of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger Labs 194.

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INPP Seminar | TexAT: Nuclear Structure, Reactions and Astrophysics with a Versatile TPC, Nov. 15

Photo of Jack BishopThe Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Jack Bishop of Texas A&M, on “TexAT: Nuclear Structure, Reactions and Astrophysics with a Versatile TPC”, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room. Abstract: The TexAT TPC (TEXas Active Target Time Projection […]

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Posted on 11/02/2019