Post Tagged with: "Ryan Chornock"

Impact of Physics Faculty Research Funding Reaches Beyond OHIO

Dr. David Ingram, a professor in and chair of OHIO’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, conducts research inside the W.M. Keck Thin Film Analysis Facility, located within the Edwards Accelerator Lab on the Athens Campus. Photo by Rob Hardin

By Angela Woodward From Compass At the core of Ohio University’s very being is a University-wide commitment to research, a hallmark of OHIO noted in its mission, vision, core values and guiding principles. And behind every external dollar that comes into the University to fund research – nearly $115 million […]

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May 25, 2017 at 4:51 pmResearch

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

Jacob Williamson

Jacob Williamson presented “Burning out swiftly: SN 2005da and its curious nature” at the 2017 Ohio University Society of Physics Students Research Conference held in March. Williamson continued his work with Dr. Ryan Chornock from the previous summer.  Williamson examined the light curve and spectra of supernova (SN) 2005da.  This […]

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April 10, 2017 at 7:11 pmResearch

Joseph Pincura | A Search for Echoes of Old Tidal Disruption Events

Joseph Pincura

Joseph Pincura presented “A Search for Echoes of Old Tidal Disruption Events” at the 2017 Ohio University Society of Physics Students Research Conference held in March. Late Times Tidal disruption events (TDEs) are objects where the supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy disrupts and accretes a star […]

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April 10, 2017 at 7:06 pmResearch

Taylor Gardner | Spatial Distributions of Type 1a Supernovae in Early-Type Galaxies

Taylor Gardner | Spatial Distributions of Type 1a Supernovae in Early-Type Galaxies

Taylor Gardner  presented “Spatial Distributions of Type 1a Supernovae in Early-Type Galaxies” at the 2017 Ohio University Society of Physics Students Research Conference held in March. Gardner studied Type Ia supernovae under the direction of Dr. Ryan Chornock. Type Ia supernovae (also known as SNe Ia) are produced by the explosions of white […]

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April 10, 2017 at 6:34 pmResearch

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

Miguel Gomez | Spectroscopy of a Young Type II Supernova

Miguel Gomez |  Spectroscopy of a Young Type II Supernova

By Miguel Gomez (B.S. Physics and B.S. Computer Science, Class of 2016) I had the opportunity to work as an intern with Dr. Ryan Chornock in Physics & Astronomy during summer 2015. My research focused on spectral reduction on standard stars and supernovae in order to determine their evolutionary life cycle. One […]

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June 27, 2016 at 11:02 amIn Class

Chornock Co-Authors Paper That Refines Hubble Constant, Expansion Rate of Universe

Three Steps to Hubble Constant (Artist's Illustration) -- This illustration shows the three steps astronomers used to measure the universe's expansion rate to an unprecedented accuracy, reducing the total uncertainty to 2.4 percent.

Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, is a co-author on a journal article that uses Hubble Space Telescope data to refine the local value of the Hubble Constant—resulting in a new rate of expansion for the universe and possibly pointing toward an additional source […]

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June 7, 2016 at 5:23 pmResearch