Research

Physicists Identify Ways to Unmask the Elusive Quarks within Neutron Stars

Drs. Madappa Prakash and Sophia Han

What form of matter resides in the cores of neutron stars? A team of astrophysicists from Ohio University and Kent State University has published the latest in a series of articles about neutron star interiors entitled, “Treating quarks within neutron stars” in Physical Review D, a journal of the American […]

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December 9, 2019 at 3:31 pmNews Research

Glidden Professor Speaks on Currents Manipulation in Graphene

Glidden Visiting Professor Daiara Faria

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern At the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI) seminar on November 14, Dr. Daiara Faria from Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro State University discussed her latest research on the manipulation of currents in graphene and its implications for quantum computing. Faria is a regular visitor […]

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December 6, 2019 at 3:25 pmNews Research

Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay

Dr. Gary Holcomb

From Ohio University News Dr. Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel. Intrigued, he contacted the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]

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December 6, 2019 at 11:07 amResearch

Johnson Study Suggests Family Interference Can Be Hazard in High-Risk Industries

Dr. Ryan C. Johnson

Dr. Ryan C. Johnson co-authored Home is where the mind is: Family interference with work and safety performance in two high risk industries in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, positing that family interference with work can be a safety hazard. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ohio University. His […]

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December 6, 2019 at 9:48 amResearch

Meet the 2019-2020 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Talha Furkan Canan

By Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Fall Newsletter Up to six graduate students receive a one-semester stipend which is bestowed annually on a competive basis by the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Talha Furkan Canan Electrical Engineering Faculty Advisor: Dr. Savas Kaya Canan uses engineered Schottky […]

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December 4, 2019 at 5:02 pmNews Research

OHIO Undergraduate Researchers Rock the Insect World

OHIO delegation at Entomological Society of America.

Like moths to a flame, entomologists swarmed to the annual Entomological Society of America (ESA) conference to communicate what they have learned about the insects they study.  This year the conference was held Nov. 16-20 in St. Louis. Ohio University undergraduate research students Madeline Sudnick, Evelyn Blakeman, and Mitch Duffner—compelled […]

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December 4, 2019 at 2:04 pmIn Class Research

Day, Tanda Join NIH-funded Study Probing Fine Details of Deafness

Dr. Mitchell Day

Certain genetic mutations cause cell structures in the ear to break down, leading to deafness. With support from a three-year, $452,998 grant from the National Institutes of Health, three Ohio University researchers aim to learn more about this process at both the genetic and cellular levels. Dr. Mitchell Day, Assistant […]

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December 3, 2019 at 5:25 pmResearch