Post Tagged with: "physics and astronomy news"

Spring 2022 Public Telescope Nights set for March, April and May

Photo of the Ohio University Observatory by Ben Siegel

From Ohio University News The Ohio University Observatory is reopening with a series of Spring 2022 Public Telescope Nights set for the following dates: March 4 and 5 — 7 to 9 p.m. April 8 and 9 — 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 6 and 7 — 9 to 11 p.m. Public Telescope Night […]

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February 28, 2022 at 5:54 pmEvents News

Zach Meisel anticipates new answers on how the elements of the universe were made

Dr. Zachary Meisel

From Ohio University News Astrophysicist Zach Meisel, Ph.D., is part of an international team of pioneers whose research is delving into the mysteries of the center of the sun and other nuclear infernos that produce the building blocks of the universe. Their goal is to solve some of the mysteries […]

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January 28, 2022 at 11:40 amNews Research

Hicks in Dispatch: ‘Still much to ponder in the night sky’

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks wrote a special column for the Columbus Dispatch and USA Today Network headlined Astronomy: Just as in the Bible story of the three wise men, there is today still much to ponder in the night sky. … Soon, Christmas will have come and gone. Children will have […]

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December 22, 2021 at 8:36 amFaculty in the News In the News

Alexander Govorov and Berlin collaborators set out to harness nanostructures for energy and sensing

From left, Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Govorov and Dr. Sven Burger at the Zuse Institute in Berlin.

From Ohio University News One of the world’s leading theoretical physicists working on light interactions with nanomaterials, Dr. Alexander Govorov is teaming up with collaborators at the home of the world’s first supercomputer to apply the best specialized software in the world to compute complex nanostructures that can concentrate light and […]

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November 29, 2021 at 4:43 pmNews Research

Ohio University names five outstanding Presidential Research Scholars

Dr. Arthur Smith with his group’s spin- polarized scanning tunneling microscope.

From Ohio University News Ohio University named five professors from physics, engineering, communications and business as its 2021-22 Presidential Research Scholars. “These faculty are internationally recognized for their success in advancing the state of knowledge in their respective fields,” said Joseph Shields, vice president for research and creative activity. “We […]

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November 9, 2021 at 3:37 pmNews

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