Archive for June, 2020

Physics & Astronomy Alumni Chronicles, Pre-2000

Derek Beck (HTC Physics 1999) is now a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He is presently on long-term active duty status at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania. Marty Kordesch visited with Derek in Carlisle, PA, recently. Robert Borger (Physics 1968) After receiving his bachelor’s degree […]

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June 12, 2020 at 3:55 pmAlumni

Phillips Spends Year at Extreme Matter Institute in Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Daniel Phillips

By Dr. Daniel Phillips Professor in Astronomy & Physics and Director of the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics From August 2018 until June 2019 my wife, Talinn Phillips, and I were both on Faculty Fellowship Leave from Ohio University. We — and our two children, Jack (now 8) and […]

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June 11, 2020 at 9:12 amNews

Chornock, Katebi Recognized for Rapid “Turn-on” of Nuclear Transient

Dr. Ryan Chornock

Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and his student Reza Katebi’s team received a nod in a November 19 report describing their research on the rapid “turn-on” of a nuclear transient. …PS1-13cbe is a ‘changing-look’ AGN that has been powered by instabilities in the accretion disk…the ‘turn-on’ […]

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June 11, 2020 at 8:45 amResearch

Neiman, Jung Present at 2020 Neuroscience Research Day

Quantitative Biology Institute members Dr. Alexander Neiman, Dr. Peter Jung, and their students attended OHIO’s 2020 Neuroscience Research Day at Lake Hope Lodge in McArthur, Ohio. Neiman presented “Dynamics of tree networks of excitable elements: application to sensory neurons.” Neuroscience Research Day brings together members of OHIO’s Neuroscience Program, which […]

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June 11, 2020 at 8:37 amResearch

Faculty Present at Sixth International Workshop on Compound-Nuclear Reactions

Physics & Astronomy faculty and students presented five papers at the Sixth International Workshop on Compound-Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics CNR18 held in Berkeley, Calif., in September 2019. The CNR* series was initiated in 2007 with a meeting near Yosemite National Park. It has since moved to Bordeaux (2009), Prague […]

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June 11, 2020 at 8:00 amResearch

Chair’s Message | Recognizing Faculty, Refurbishing Edwards Accelerator, Clippinger Labs

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

July 2020 Alumni e-newsletter I first want to congratulate Martin Kordesch, the editor of this newsletter, for receiving the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Many of you may remember his music and physics, and we look forward each time to his standing wave flame demonstration at […]

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June 10, 2020 at 3:46 pmAlumni

Eminent Philosophers Extol Jack Bender’s Legacy

Dr. Jack Bender

Eminent philosophers Wayne Davis, Keith Lehrer and Jerrold Levinson extol the late Jack Bender’s legacy in the American Philosophical Association’s Memorial Notice. It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Professor John W. “Jack” Bender. Born on October 22, 1951, in Pittsburgh, PA, Jack died on September […]

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June 3, 2020 at 11:45 amFaculty in the News In the News