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New Course Offered on African-American Entrepreneurship

New Course Offered on African-American Entrepreneurship

By Kristin M. Distel In Fall 2016, the African American Studies Department is offering a new course designed to teach Ohio University students the logistics of opening their own businesses. AAS 4900: Special Topics in Black Entrepreneurship gives students extensive experience with every step of creating a business enterprise. The […]

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July 12, 2016 at 3:51 pmIn Class News

Yonry Zhu | Design and Setup of a Pulsed Laser Deposition System

Yonry Zhu | Design and Setup of a Pulsed Laser Deposition System

 By Yonry Zhu (B.S. Engineering Physics, Class of 2017) I worked in Dr. Arthur Smith’s lab during summer 2015 and designed a pulsed laser deposition system for fabricating semiconducting thin films. The system is meant to be a test bed for components that will ultimately be integrated into an existing molecular […]

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June 27, 2016 at 1:30 pmIn Class

Jacob Williamson | Burning Out Swiftly: SN 2005da and Its Curious Nature

Jacob Williamson | Burning Out Swiftly: SN 2005da and Its Curious Nature

By Jacob Williamson (B.S. Astrophysics & B.S. Mathematics, Class of 2017) I worked with Dr. Ryan Chornock in Physics & Astronomy during the summer 2015 on classification of supernovae based on light curves and spectral data. Specifically, I focused on one supernova from 2005, SN 2005da, which was classified as a […]

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June 27, 2016 at 1:25 pmIn Class

John Theibert | Simulation of a Pion Trigger for the DVCS Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory

John Theibert | Simulation of a Pion Trigger for the DVCS Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory

By John Theibert (B.S. Computer Science, Class of 2019) My 2015 internship with Dr. Julie Roche in Physics & Astronomy involved programming for the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) experiment. Dr. Roche assigned me to create a series of C++ programs with the ultimate goal of incorporating the results into the […]

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June 27, 2016 at 1:17 pmIn Class

Heath Scherich | Designing a Simulation to Study Silicon Clusters

Heath Scherich | Designing a Simulation to Study Silicon Clusters

By Heath Scherich (B.S. Physics, Class of 2018) I researched the theory of atoms in molecules during the summer 2015 with the help of Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor in Physics & Astronomy. I was able to explore some of the tools that allow scientists to make detailed predictions about materials […]

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June 27, 2016 at 1:10 pmIn Class

Gabriel Reineck | Understanding How Cosmological Parameters Affect the Observations

Gabriel Reineck | Understanding How Cosmological Parameters Affect the Observations

By Gabriel Reineck (B.S. Astrophysics, Class of 2017) I began my 2015 internship in Physics & Astronomy by reading parts of Barbara Ryden’s book, Introduction to Cosmology, suggested to me by Dr. Hee-Jong Seo. This is where I learned the basics of cosmology. The book showed me how to view the […]

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June 27, 2016 at 1:04 pmIn Class

David Overton | An Indirect Way to Study 18F(p,alpha)15) in Novae

David Overton | An Indirect Way to Study 18F(p,alpha)15) in Novae

By David Overton (B.S. Physics, Class of 2016) My research in Physics & Astronomy with Dr. Carl Brune was on an 19F(p,n) reaction, specifically with regard to a few special discreet states of the resultant 19Ne. When I started, my knowledge of nuclear physics was limited to say the least. I […]

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June 27, 2016 at 12:27 pmIn Class