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Sky News: Scientists Recreate the Nuclear Fusion Reactions Found Inside Stars

Despite staggering differences in mass and scale -- the sun (left) is approximately 10^38 times more massive and 10^13 times larger -- NIF implosions (right) are being used to recreate the conditions found in the deep interiors of stars so that they may be better understood.

“Scientists recreate the nuclear fusion reactions found inside stars: Powerful lasers are used to create the high temperatures and pressures found inside stars 40 times more massive than the Sun,” reports Sky News about research co-authored by Dr. Carl Brune, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. Scientists have, […]

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August 9, 2017 at 2:16 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Brune, Alum Co-Author Paper on Probing Star-Like Conditions at National Ignition Facility

Despite staggering differences in mass and scale -- the sun (left) is approximately 10^38 times more massive and 10^13 times larger -- NIF implosions (right) are being used to recreate the conditions found in the deep interiors of stars so that they may be better understood.

“Stars are giant thermonuclear plasma furnaces that slowly fuse the lighter elements in the universe into heavier elements, releasing energy, and generating the pressure required to prevent collapse. To understand stars, we must rely on nuclear reaction rate data obtained, up to now, under conditions very different from those of […]

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August 8, 2017 at 3:08 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Dispatch Reviews Wanczyk’s Book on Baseball for the Blind

Dr. David Wanczyk

Joe Blundo of the Columbus Dispatch reviews a new book on beep baseball by Ohio University alum and English faculty member Dr. David Wanczyk. Wanczyk authored the first book about blind baseball, Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind (Ohio University Press, 224 pages, due Oct. 15). […]

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August 8, 2017 at 9:45 amFaculty in the News In the News

Happy Beginnings | First Stop Boulder, Next Stop a Start-up or Asia

Ben Vizy

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ben Vizy ’17 is heading to Boulder, CO, to work for the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, an Americorps program that focuses on […]

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August 4, 2017 at 4:30 pmIn the News News Students in the News

Senate Confirms Alum at U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio

Justin E. Herdman

Ohio University alum Justin E. Herdman ’96, who earned a B.A. in Global Studies Europe from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Aug. 3 as the new U.S. Attorney for northern Ohio, reports Cleveland.com. He’ll be the top federal prosecutor for […]

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August 4, 2017 at 8:25 amAlumni in the News In the News

Gingerich Co-Authors Article on 3D Analysis of Early Americans’ Clovis Points

Scientists analyzed three-dimensional models of Clovis projectile points from Smithsonian and other museum collections to examine how patterns and marks made in crafting these tools began to vary regionally 12,500 years ago. These regional differences signal cultural diversification and adaptation, suggesting that groups of early hunter-gatherer Americans may have changed the way they were social interacting at this time. This figure shows one analysis used to study shapes left behind from their production on either side of the projectile points. Credit: Sebastian Wärmländer, Stockholm University

Dr. Joseph Gingerich, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, co-authored a journal article PLOS ONE titled “Tracing social interactions in Pleistocene North America via 3D model analysis of stone tool asymmetry.” Gingerich and the research team used 3D imaging and morphometric analysis to study subtle changes in how early inhabitants in North […]

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July 29, 2017 at 11:25 amFaculty in the News In the News Research

Clowe Research on Dark Matter Reported in News Blaze

Dr. Doug Clowe

Dr. Douglas Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was quoted about his research in an article headlined “Dark Matter Invisibility” in the News Blaze. Dark matter has not been explained by modern physics – yet. Researchers know dark matter exists because it bends light from distant galaxies and changes […]

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July 18, 2017 at 7:29 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research