Post Tagged with: "physics and astronomy news"

Chornock Quoted on ‘Birth of a Black Hole’ Observation

Dr. Ryan Chornock. Photo by Rob Hardin

Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was quoted in a Space.com article headlined “Mysterious ‘Cow’ Blast in Space May Reveal Birth of a Black Hole” about research announced Jan. 10 at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle. A weirdly bright […]

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January 11, 2019 at 12:20 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

NQPI Poster Competition Video Spotlights Student Research

NQPI Poster Competition Video Spotlights Student Research

By Ryan Flynn NQPI Student Editorial Intern The Clippinger Laboratories building was abuzz recently with a poster competition sponsored by Ohio University’s Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. The event highlighted leading-edge research by 36 graduate and undergraduate students and elevated their presentations on a platform to compete for cash prizes. […]

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January 9, 2019 at 1:21 pmNews Research

Hicks in Dispatch | Warming Planet Has Real Impact on All of Us, Economically and Otherwise

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Warming planet has real impact on all of us, economically and otherwise.” Many of the satellites orbiting above look inward, toward Earth. For the past three decades, the National Oceanic and […]

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January 8, 2019 at 10:31 amFaculty in the News In the News

Physicists Uncover Geometric Correlations in Self-Grown Graphene Nanoribbons

Dawei Zhai and Nancy Sandler

Two Ohio University physicists who were part of an international collaboration reported results of a study on self-grown graphene nanoribbons in the paper, “Linking interlayer twist angle to geometrical parameters of self-assembled folded graphene structures,” published recently in 2D Materials, a journal of the Institute of Physics. The work proposes […]

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December 10, 2018 at 4:54 pmResearch

Meet the 2018-19 NQPI Graduate Student Fellowship Awardees

Yuan Zhang

Six graduate students were chosen on a competitive basis to receive a one-semester stipend through the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute. Yuan Zhang Environmental & Plant Biology Faculty Adviser: Dr. Allan Showalter Zhang’s research focuses on studying how different sugar decorations affect the biological functions of a class of highly […]

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December 10, 2018 at 1:04 pmNews

Physicists Describe New Steps in Making Reversible Molecular Electronic Circuits

Diana Meneses-Gustin (Photo by Jean Andrews/Ohio University)

Physicists from Ohio University and the Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil have partnered to unravel the atomic mechanism that can be used to create nanometer scale and fully reversible electronic circuits on two-dimensional materials. This work was led by doctoral student Diana Meneses-Gustin and is part of an […]

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December 6, 2018 at 5:10 pmResearch

Alumni News | Ramakrishnan Authors ‘Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome’

Alumni News | Ramakrishnan Authors ‘Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome’

Ohio University alum and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan authored a new book titled Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome. Ramakrishnan earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. “Ramakrishnan is an Indian-born American and British structural biologist. […]

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December 6, 2018 at 1:47 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News