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Notable Ph.D. Alumnus Reflects on His OHIO Experience

Andreas Weichselbaum in Clippinger Laboratories

By Kate Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Theoretical physicist and Ohio University alumnus Andreas Weichselbaum (Ph.D. 2004) returned to OHIO to deliver an  NQPI colloquium on numerical techniques based on tensor network states. During his visit, the College of Arts & Sciences presented […]

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June 24, 2020 at 10:25 amAlumni News

Physicists Explore Magnetic Impurities

Physicists Edson Vernek, Sergio Ulloa, and Oscar Ávalos-Ovando

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter A team led by Ohio University physicist Sergio Ulloa has used numerical simulations to study different mechanisms behind the behavior of long chains of magnetic impurities, which could be potentially useful in the transmission of quantum […]

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June 24, 2020 at 10:25 amNews Research

NQPI Announces 2018-19 Dissertation Award Co-Winners

NQPI Announces 2018-19 Dissertation Award Co-Winners

By Rachael Beardsley NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter The Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute announced Oscar Avalos-Ovando and Dawei Zhai as co-winners of the 2018-19 NQPI Outstanding Dissertation Award. Avalos-Ovando was recognized for his work under Physics and Astronomy professor Sergio Ulloa entitled “Magnetic […]

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June 24, 2020 at 10:24 amNews

Govorov Proposes Chiral Nanocrystals for Novel Uses

Govorov Proposes Chiral Nanocrystals for Novel Uses

By Katelyn Nichols NQPI Editorial Intern Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Physics & Astronomy Distinguished Professor of Physics and NQPI Member Sasha Govorov and his group recently published a paper titled “Hot Electrons Generated in Chiral Plasmonic Nanocrystals as a Mechanism for Surface Photochemistry and Chiral Growth” […]

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June 24, 2020 at 10:22 amNews

NQPI Director’s Message

Eric Stinaff, NQPI Director

By Dr. Eric Stinaff Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute 2020 Spring Newsletter Dear Colleagues: We hope this newsletter finds you safe and healthy. With the global spread of COVID-19, these past months have certainly been a challenging time. As our daily routines have been upended and our personal and professional […]

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June 24, 2020 at 10:21 amNews Research

Phillips Spends Year at Extreme Matter Institute in Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Daniel Phillips

By Dr. Daniel Phillips Professor in Astronomy & Physics and Director of the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics From August 2018 until June 2019 my wife, Talinn Phillips, and I were both on Faculty Fellowship Leave from Ohio University. We — and our two children, Jack (now 8) and […]

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June 11, 2020 at 9:12 amNews

Chornock, Katebi Recognized for Rapid “Turn-on” of Nuclear Transient

Dr. Ryan Chornock

Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and his student Reza Katebi’s team received a nod in a November 19 Phys.org report describing their research on the rapid “turn-on” of a nuclear transient. …PS1-13cbe is a ‘changing-look’ AGN that has been powered by instabilities in the accretion disk…the ‘turn-on’ […]

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June 11, 2020 at 8:45 amResearch