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Internship ǀ Testing Nanoscale Materials to Improve Energy-Storing Devices

Ari Blumer

By Ari Blumer ’18 B.S. Engineering Physics, Honors Tutorial College Electrochemical supercapacitors typically store 10 to 100 times more energy per unit than electrolytic capacitors. They utilize the energy-storing mechanisms found in traditional capacitors and batteries, bringing them both into one device using an ionic electrolyte and a high-surface-area electrode […]

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March 27, 2018 at 12:23 pmNews Research

Internship | Exploring Computational Tools to Better Understand the Nervous System

Undergraduate Anika Friedman

A fundamental equation in mathematical biophysics is the cable equation, whose solution gives the distribution of voltage along the length of a membrane, such as a neuronal axon. Anika Friedman, an Ohio University Engineering Physics and Neuroscience double major in the Honors Tutorial College, spent last summer delving into a […]

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March 26, 2018 at 10:37 amNews Research

Internship | Computer Science Major Develops a Graphical Interface Code for Nuclear Astrophysicists

Matt Brooks at his work station in Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Lab

Performing statistical nuclear reaction calculations can be difficult, since they require inputs at a level of expertise which non-specialists often lack. Ohio University nuclear astrophysicist, Dr. Zach Meisel, decided to enlist the help of a student computer programmer last summer to write code to simplify the process. Meisel invited OHIO […]

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March 26, 2018 at 7:00 amNews Research

Internship | Engineering Physics Major Gains Experience in Oncology Research

Brandon Niese with the iconic LOVE sculpture in Philadelphia

By Brandon Niese ’19 B.S. Engineering Physics, Honors Tutorial College Living in Philadelphia for the summer in 2017 and working in a biophysics lab at a major cancer research center has been a life changing experience. Not only did I learn from scientists who are at the forefront of cancer […]

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March 20, 2018 at 1:40 pmNews

Physics Intern Contributes to Lake Michigan Ozone Study

Jack Bruno participates in a day-long safety training session wearing a “dry suit” as he poses on the deck of a NOAA research vessel.

Ohio University Honors Tutorial College physics major Jack Bruno spent the summer as an intern based in the coastal city of Sheboygan, Wis., where he was a member of a scientific team studying the drift of pollution over Lake Michigan. Research since the early 1990s has shown the area has […]

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March 7, 2018 at 1:00 pmNews Research

11 Undergraduates Present at Society of Physics Students Annual Conference

11 Undergraduates Present at Society of Physics Students Annual Conference

Ohio University’s Society of Physics Students recently hosted the 8th annual SPS Research Conference at OHIO’s Athens campus. Eleven undergraduate students presented an overview of their projects undertaken during the previous summer. The topics ranged in scale from supernovae to solar thermal application of electrospinning fibers. The presentations were reviewed […]

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April 10, 2017 at 7:23 pmIn Class Research

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