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Hicks in Dispatch | Signals from Outer Space Remain a Mystery

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy | Signals from outer space remain a mystery.” If an alien civilization were trying to contact us here on Earth, how would they do it? In the 1997 movie “Contact,” […]

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March 5, 2020 at 9:13 amFaculty in the News In the News

Physics Professor Recognized for Patent

Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov

From Ohio University News Three Chemistry & Biochemistry professors were among Ohio University honored faculty, staff and student inventors honored during a Feb. 26 awards ceremony. Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was recognized for “Compositions of Matter Having a Mixture of Strongly Plasmonic Nanorods and Exhibiting […]

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March 4, 2020 at 2:33 pmResearch

Students Study the Stars at a Mountaintop Classroom

Students Study the Stars at a Mountaintop Classroom

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Some of the best sunsets senior Joe Fradette (B.A. Physics, 2020) has ever seen were part of his classroom experience at telescope facilities on Kitt Peak in Arizona. “I was there as a student in Dr. Ryan Chornock’s Observational Astrophysics course,” Fradette said. “I […]

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February 17, 2020 at 3:50 pmIn Class Research

Hicks in Dispatch | Will Dimming Betelgeuse Explode as Supernova?

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Will dimming Betelgeuse explode as supernova?” Some stars have variable brightness, and Betelgeuse is known to be a variable star, but the recent dimming here is more (and faster) than in […]

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February 3, 2020 at 5:14 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Alumni News | Kumar Named General Manager at Transition Networks

Alumni News | Kumar Named General Manager at Transition Networks

  Ohio University alumna Anita Kumar was promoted to General Manager of Transition Networks, says a news release by Communications Systems, Inc. Kumar earned an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1994 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. She started at has been with […]

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January 12, 2020 at 10:45 amAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Sandler Strengthens Collaborations with Brazilian Scientists

Dr. Nancy Sandler

Dr. Nancy Sandler was one of the few international invited speakers at the recent Brazilian Workshop for Semiconductor Physics 19, held at the Federal University of Ceará, in Fortaleza, Brazil. Sandler is Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. The biennial workshop, held since 1983, began as the premier […]

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December 17, 2019 at 2:30 pmResearch

Akolkar Speaks on Electrochemical Materials Fabrication

Professor Rohan Akolkar

By Ling Xin NQPI Editorial Intern At the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI) seminar on Dec. 5, Prof. Rohan Akolkar from Case Western Reserve University discussed two major approaches he and his students have been working on for nano-materials fabrication: atomic layer deposition (e-ALD) and atomic layer etching (e-ALE). […]

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December 11, 2019 at 4:05 pmResearch