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Notable Alumni | Andreas Weichselbaum Models Quasiparticles That Could Be Future of Quantum Computing

Theoretical calculations performed by (left to right) Neil Robinson, Robert Konik, Alexei Tsvelik, and Andreas Weichselbaum of Brookhaven Lab's Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department suggest that Majorana fermions exist in the boundaries of magnetic materials with different magnetic phases. Majorana fermions are particle-like excitations that emerge when single electrons fractionalize into two halves, and their unique properties are of interest for quantum applications.

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Andreas Weichselbaum ’04 Ph.D. Physics Dr. Andreas Weichselbaum is working on a tiny puzzle that could […]

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October 20, 2019 at 5:12 pmAlumni News

Rodriguez-Vega Speaks on Light-Driven Quantum Materials at NQPI Seminar

Dr. Martin Rodriquez-Vega

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Dr. Martin Rodriguez-Vega, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed light-driven quantum materials on October 3 as part of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Rodriquez-Vega spoke about recent efforts toward understanding mechanisms for the control of magnetic […]

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October 18, 2019 at 4:41 pmEvents

Physics Alumnus Returns to Lead Workshop on Software Design

Physics Alumnus Returns to Lead Workshop on Software Design

 By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute hosted Ohio University alum Dr. Greg Petersen on Aug. 5-7 to lead a workshop on ‘Modern Software Design for Physicists’ aimed at teaching modern design principles. Students received instruction on a general framework to develop codes […]

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October 8, 2019 at 2:07 pmAlumni News

Chen Reports on Protein Interaction at NQPI Seminar

Dr. Tai-Yen Chen

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern University of Houston chemistry professor Dr. Tai-Yen Chen discussed the single-molecule dissection of vitamin B12 during its interaction with adenosyltransferase (ATR) on Sept. 19 as part of the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Chen found that the enzyme ATR helps transfer the […]

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October 4, 2019 at 6:25 pmNews

Sharma Discusses Molecular Modeling and Soft Matter at NQPI Seminar

Dr. Sumit Sharma

By Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Ohio University Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Sumit Sharma presented “Molecular Simulations of Adsorption and Self-Assembly of Surfactants on Metal Surfaces” on Sept. 5 as part of the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute seminar series. Sharma and his research group in OHIO’s Russ […]

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September 30, 2019 at 4:40 pmResearch

Hla Develops Robust Molecular Propeller that Enables Unidirectional Rotations

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla

A team of scientists led by OHIO Professor of Physics Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and Dr. Gwenael Rapenne from Toulouse developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized. The team is from from Ohio University, Argonne National Laboratory, Universitié de Toulouse in France and Nara […]

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August 24, 2019 at 3:13 pmResearch

‘Fast and Furious’ Researchers Shed Light on Nanostructures

Artist concept of ultrafast energetic electrons injected from gold nanocrystals in recent experiments on photophysics. Images: Alexander O. Govorov/Artist: Katharina Gleissberg

  Catching ultra-fast energetic (hot) electrons created by light photons in plasmonic nanodevices has been a nearly impossible task until now. A research team led by Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, published a paper on “The fast and the furious: Ultrafast hot electrons […]

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July 22, 2019 at 12:17 pmNews Research