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Botte: New Process Allows Coal to Produce Graphene

By Angelita Faller At 200 times stronger than steel and only one atom thick, graphene is both the hardest existing substance and the thinnest material ever obtained. Graphene is light, bendable, transparent, and extremely conductive. “Graphene has excellent properties. The market applications are enormous,” said Gerardine Botte, the Russ Professor […]

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September 25, 2014 at 11:49 amResearch

Post-Doc Eremenko Works with Elster on Reactions with Exotic Nuclei

Post-Doc Eremenko Works with Elster on Reactions with Exotic Nuclei

Vasily Eremenko is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy‘s Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. He works with Professor Charlotte Elster. In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus. Eremenko recently participated […]

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September 25, 2014 at 9:50 amResearch

Shoot Some Asteroids and Contemplate Copernicus?

Shoot Some Asteroids and Contemplate Copernicus?

By Lori Bauer In his new book In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and Experiments, Dr. Eric LeMay gives readers an opportunity to shoot some asteroids while joining him in a contemplation of Copernicus and our fascination—sometimes addiction—with ourselves. Play along with LeMay at On Cosmology. The game is modeled […]

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September 20, 2014 at 10:28 amResearch

Mengliang Zhang Receives Thomas Hirschfeld Award

Mengliang Zhang

Chemistry doctoral student Mengliang Zhang received the 2014 Thomas Hirschfeld Award. These awards recognize the most outstanding papers submitted to the SCIX (Great Scientific Exchange) 2014 conference by a graduate student. Recipients, who must be a graduate student at the time of application, will receive economy travel to the meeting, […]

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September 17, 2014 at 8:42 pmNews Research

Grad Student Discovers New Species of Titanosaurian Dinosaur

An artistic rendering of a deceased Rukwatitan bisepultus individual in the initial floodplain depositional setting from which the holotypic skeleton was recovered. Image credit: Mark Witton, University of Portsmouth.

Eric Gorscak ’09, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences, is the lead author on the discovery of a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania. The study describes a rare find—a sauropod dinosaur skeleton from Africa. Ohio University paleontologists have identified the new species of titanosaurian, a member of the […]

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September 9, 2014 at 7:37 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News Research

Kornilov Takes a Closer Look at a Fission Neutrons Emission Mechanism

Kornilov Takes a Closer Look at a Fission Neutrons Emission Mechanism

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nikolay Kornilov, a visiting scholar in the Department of Physics and Astronomy has written a monograph, ‘Fission Neutrons: Experiments, Evaluation, Modeling and Open Problems,’ recently published by Springer Publishing. ‘Fission Neutrons’ provides methods for precise measurement of neutron spectra, methods of data evaluation and […]

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September 2, 2014 at 12:30 pmResearch

Torres Publishes ‘Morirás si da una primavera’ as e-Book

Torres Publishes ‘Morirás si da una primavera’ as e-Book

Dr. Daniel Torres, Professor of Spanish in Modern Languages at Ohio University, published two books recently. Morirás si da una primavera [You Shall Die of AIDS in the Spring] (2014), a novel published as an e-book En el imperio de los sentidos [In the Realm of the Senses] (2013), poetry […]

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September 1, 2014 at 5:41 pmResearch