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Doctoral Physics Students Share Interests in Fundamentals of the Universe

Doctoral Physics Students Share Interests in Fundamentals of the Universe

Ohio University’s Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics hosted an Open House recently at the John C. Edwards Accelerator Lab. Doctoral students working with faculty members associated with INPP and the Physics & Astronomy Department shared their research and findings in an afternoon poster session. Visitors and participants were invited […]

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September 15, 2017 at 7:31 pmResearch

Four A&S Faculty Named 2017 Presidential Research Scholars

Presidential Research Scholars Arts and Sciences winners

Four out of the five faculty members named 2017 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholars are College of Arts & Sciences faculty. The award recognizes excellence in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, and social and behavioral sciences. The A&S award winners are Dr. Hao Chen, Professor of Chemistry & […]

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September 15, 2017 at 8:11 amNews Research

Brazil-U.S. Physicists Advance Understanding in Nanoscale Transport

Physicist Sergio Ulloa

Ohio University’s Dr. Sergio Ulloa, a professor in Physics and Astronomy, published a paper, “Conductance and Kondo interference beyond proportional coupling” in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review Letters. Ulloa collaborated with Brazilian co-authors Luis G. G. V. Dias da Silva of University of São Paulo, Caio H. Lewenkopf of […]

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September 13, 2017 at 5:23 pmResearch

Neuroscience Program Hosts Research Colloquium, Oct. 7

Neuroscience Program Hosts Research Colloquium, Oct. 7

By Amanda Biederman Neurons will fire across Lake Hope Lodge on Oct. 7 as Ohio University’s neuroscientists convene to discuss their research in the first annual “Neuroscience Research Day.” The event, which was contrived by a team of faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students, is designed to unite members […]

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September 2, 2017 at 2:45 pmEvents

Physics Student Publishes Nuclear Research Conducted at National Lab

Nuclear physics graduate student Andrea Richard

Ohio University physics doctoral student Andrea Richard published an article about understanding the structure of neutron-rich magnesium isotopes in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review C, a peer-reviewed journal covering leading research in nuclear physics. Her paper, “Strongly coupled rotational band in 33Mg,” describes her research on the ground-state rotational band […]

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August 10, 2017 at 12:40 pmResearch

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