Post Tagged with: "physics and astronomy alumni"

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

Physics Alumni Benefit from Research Opportunities

Mahmoud Asmar

By Angela Woodward From Compass A world of opportunity awaits students who graduate from Ohio University’s Physics & Astronomy Department and who engaged in research efforts while at OHIO. “Our graduates have gone on to do really neat things in academia, scientific facilities and industry,” said Dr. Carl Brune, Professor […]

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May 25, 2017 at 4:20 pmAlumni

Physics Graduate Gets NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Andrada Mandru

The Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute announces Andrada-Oana Mandru as the recipient of the 2016 NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award. This honor recognizes her quality research, presentations, multiple publications and numerous awards. Mandru received a Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy in 2016. Her dissertation was titled “Ferromagnetic Thin and Ultra-Thin Film […]

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May 14, 2017 at 9:31 pmAlumni

Physics & Astronomy Alumni News, 2000-09

Physics & Astronomy alumni news from 2015-16. 2000 – 09 David Principe, B.S. 2009, completed his Ph.D. at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014 and is currently a Fondecyt Postdoctoral Fellow at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. He will be transitioning to a postoc at MIT in 2016. Daniel […]

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April 22, 2017 at 5:52 pmAlumni

Physics & Astronomy Alumni News, 1980-99

Physics & Astronomy alumni news from 2015-16. 1990 – 1999 Derek W. Beck, HTC Physics 1999, remains an active U.S. Air Force Reservist, and has been selected for a promotion to lieutenant colonel. He should actually promote midsummer 2017. While Derek spends much of the year on active duty with […]

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April 22, 2017 at 5:49 pmAlumni

2015-16 Physics & Astronomy Graduate Degrees Awarded

2015-16 Physics & Astronomy Graduate Degrees Awarded

Physics & Astronomy announces the following 2015-16 graduate degrees awarded. Master’s Degrees Pooja Chopra (M.S.) Saroj Dhakal (M.S.) Sushila Khadka (M.S.) Riffat Munir (M.S.) Yuanzhi Wang (M.S.) Leo Zella (M.S.) Doctoral Degrees Rami Amro, Ph.D. Adviser: Dr. Alexander Neiman Dissertation: ‘Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamics and Signal Amplifications in Sensory Hair Cells’ […]

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March 2, 2017 at 8:00 amAlumni News

Physics & Astronomy Alumni News, 2010-16

Physics & Astronomy alumni news from 2015-16. 2010 – 16 Sean McGraw, Ph.D. 2016 (adviser Shields), will start in Fall 2016 as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Penn State in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Brian Muccioli, Ph.D. 2016 (adviser Prakash), is working for Frontier Technologies as a research scientist, […]

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March 2, 2017 at 8:00 amAlumni