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OHIO Today Honors Harold Brown, One of the Last Living Tuskegee Airmen

Harold Brown

Ohio Today honors Lt. Col. Harold Brown, an Ohio University alumnus who flew a P-51 Mustang fighter in World War II, spent time in a German POW camp, then returned home to begin a career that would eventually find him retiring as vice president of academic affairs at Columbus State […]

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November 9, 2019 at 9:33 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News News

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

Notable Alumni | Zainuriah Hassan Pioneers Scientific Advances in U.S., Malaysia

Dr. Zainuriah Hassan

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. Zainuriah Hassan ’98 Ph.D. in Physics Dr. Zainuriah Hassan was an important member of the wide […]

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October 20, 2019 at 4:44 pmAlumni News

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

Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths

Jakkala Reflects on Physics Graduate Program Strengths

By Kate Nichols NQPI editorial intern Dr. Pratheesh Jakkala graduated from Ohio University with his Ph.D. in physics in 2016. His research focused on the fabrication of solar cells and III-V Nitrides using a sputtering method and characterization of solar cells and thin films. Jakkala has most recently served as […]

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July 15, 2019 at 4:05 pmNews Research

Khosravi Khorashad Receives NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Larousse Khosravi Khorashad

By Ryan Flynn NQPI editorial intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2019 Spring Newsletter NQPI is proud to announce Larousse Khosravi Khorashad as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Khosravi Khorashad received his Ph.D. from Ohio University in 2017. His research area is a combination of computational physics and […]

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May 15, 2019 at 2:33 pmAlumni Announcements News Research

Ramakrishnan Receives Honorary Degree from OHIO

Honorary degree recipient Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakdrishnan speaks at gradute commencement. Photo by Ben Siegel

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis conferred an OHIO Honorary Doctor of Science upon Nobel Prize laureate and OHIO alumnus Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan. “A graduate of Ohio University, Venki Ramakrishnan is President of the Royal Society and Group Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, […]

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May 4, 2019 at 4:39 pmAlumni News