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Madappa Prakash awarded most prestigious prize in nuclear astrophysics

Dr. Madappa Prakash

The American Physical Society awarded Dr. Madappa Prakash the 2022 Hans A. Bethe Prize, the most prestigious prize in the field of nuclear astrophysics, for his research about neutron stars and black holes. Prakash, professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Ohio University, was recognized “for fundamental contributions to […]

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October 20, 2021 at 8:22 amResearch

2021-22 Glidden Professor Brings Expertise to Edwards Accelerator, Undergraduate Physics Labs

Dr. Adam Fritsch

From Ohio University News Dr. Adam Fritsch, associate professor of physics at Gonzaga University, joins Ohio University as a Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department for the academic year 2021-22. Fritsch will spend his sabbatical at OHIO working closely with Associate Professor Zach Meisel […]

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September 13, 2021 at 4:12 pmNews

Edwards Accelerator Laboratory turns 50, continues to provide surprising results

Dr. Zach Meisel gives a time-of-flight tunnel tour at the Edwards Accelerator Lab.

From Ohio University News Thousands of Ohio University students walk past the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory each day, not noticing the internationally known research facility set into the hillside. Its 50th birthday party in September finds the accelerator anything but over the hill. In fact, its ion beams and experimental equipment […]

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September 8, 2021 at 9:28 pmNews

Hicks in Dispatch: We can learn a lot from celestial collision almost no one saw

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks wrote a column for the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy: We can learn a lot from celestial collision almost no one saw.” In January 2020, there were fireworks in the sky, but almost no one on Earth noticed The cosmic fireworks were considerable, from a collision of a […]

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July 12, 2021 at 9:50 amFaculty in the News In the News

OHIO physicists are getting even closer to the Big Bang, thanks to a new way to examine light from the past

Dr. Hee-Jong Seo

From Ohio University News Ohio University physicists are using data from 20 years of ground-based observations of the night sky from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to tackle a fundamental physics question: “What are the initial conditions of the universe?” By initial, they are referring to the universe’s primordial growth […]

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June 28, 2021 at 12:57 pmResearch

10 Arts & Sciences, 2 HTC Students Get OHIO Leadership Awards

Majed Zailaee

Ten Arts & Sciences students and two from the Honors Tutorial College were among 39 honored at Ohio University’s annual leadership awards celebration on April 14. These students “went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, mentor fellow students, and lead with passion and compassion,” said […]

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April 15, 2021 at 8:40 amNews

Phillips Organizes Conference to Investigate Quantum Mechanics’ Unitary Limit

Dr. Daniel Phillips

Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, is organizing a program at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara on “Living Near Unitarity.” The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics describes itself as ” the first and foremost scientific research facility where theorists in […]

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March 22, 2021 at 9:59 amResearch