Post Tagged with: "physics and astronomy news"

Hot Takes on Science for a Cold Day at Jerseyville Festival

From left: Erica Cox (Integrated Science Education, AYA), Jen Parsons (OVMoD), Amanda McKeon (Forensic Chemistry), Dr. Mark Lucas (Physics & Astronomy), Addy Kruse (Chemistry), Daniel Ivory (Astrophysics), Ana Bucki (Astrophysics), Ava Heller (Environmental & Plant Biology), Georgia Hilliard (Biochemistry). Additional team members not pictured include Ashley Chong (Forensic Chemistry), Jenna Berger (Forensic Chemistry), Kelly McCallan (Communication: Game Design & Animation) and Dr. Jennifer Hines (Chemistry & Biochemistry).

On a recent chilly fall day, members of the Ohio University STEAM Team engaged area children with science at the Jerseyville Festival in Shade. The team, supported by a grant from AEP Ohio, is working in collaboration with the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery to bring peer-led science engagement experiences […]

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October 29, 2018 at 12:23 pmNews

Hicks in Dispatch | Neutrino Experiment Sheds Light on Black Holes, Birth of Galaxies

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Neutrino experiment sheds light on black holes, birth of galaxies.” Neutrinos are, in a way, like X-rays in that they can pass through materials easily. On average, most neutrinos can pass […]

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October 29, 2018 at 7:36 amFaculty in the News In the News

Alumni News | Hawkins Given Ping Recent Graduate Award at Alumni Ceremony

Keith Hawkins, BS ’13, addresses those at the Alumni Awards Gala after receiving the 2018 Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award. Photo by Jim Downard

Ohio University alum Keith Hawkins BS ’13 received the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award at the OHIO Alumni Association’s 78th annual Alumni Awards Gala. The award is presented to an OHIO graduate who has achieved incredible success within 15 years of earning his or her first […]

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October 25, 2018 at 4:50 pmAlumni

Katebi’s Class Project Leads to More Accurate Way to Classify Galaxy Images

Reza Katebi in Georgia

An Ohio University computer science class project sparked interest among the Artificial Intelligence community and led to an invitation to present the results at a recent AI meetup in Atlanta. Reza Katebi, an astrophysics doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy was enrolled in the Deep Learning class taught by OHIO […]

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October 17, 2018 at 1:52 pmIn Class Research

Drabold Delivers Invited Talks at Petra School of Physics in Amman, Jordan

Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor

Dr. David Drabold, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is an invited speaker at the 9th International Petra School of Physics on “Nano Physics: Fundamentals and Applications” in Amman, Jordan in October. Drabold will lecture on “Disorder on the nanoscale: ab initio simulations of amorphous materials” and “Electrons and phonons […]

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October 8, 2018 at 3:32 pmResearch

Eberts to Talk about Athens Asylum Employees at History Center, Oct. 18

George Eberts

As the fifth installment in the Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Series, George Eberts, a long-time Asylum employee, will share stories of the men and women who lived, worked, and left their mark at the Athens Asylum on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the the Southeast Ohio History Center The […]

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October 1, 2018 at 7:45 pmEvents

Physics & Astronomy | Rajib Pandit Defend his Dissertation, Oct. 23

Rajib Pandit

Physics & Astronomy graduate student Rajib Pandit will defend his Ph.D. dissertation, titled “Local fluctuations in the relaxation rate in glassy systems,” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. in Clippinger Laboratory 354. All are invited to attend.

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October 1, 2018 at 6:30 pmEvents