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OHIO Researchers Working on Nanoscale-level ‘Smoke Screens’

Dr. Alexander Govorov

Obscurants or “smoke screens” have been used on battlefields for hundreds of years and help soldiers evade enemies by masking the movement or location of military units, reports Ohio University News. Ohio University researchers, led by Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov, are conducting research on creating advanced nanoscale-level smoke screens. The […]

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October 19, 2020 at 8:28 pmResearch

University Mourns Loss of Dr. Raymond Lane, Distinguished Physics Professor Emeritus

Dr. Raymond Lane

Dr. Raymond Lane, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics at Ohio University, passed away on Oct. 2 at Lindley Inn in The Plains, Ohio. He was 96, according to his obituary in the Athens Messenger. “Ray came to Ohio University in 1966 from Argonne National Laboratory and became our second distinguished […]

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October 9, 2020 at 3:46 pmNews

Dispatch Quotes Ingram on Pike County Radiation

Dr. David Ingram

Dr. David C. Ingram, professor and chair of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch article headlined “Pike County school district asks feds to move middle school away from radiation.” The levels in the report were “well below the levels at which you have to […]

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September 1, 2020 at 4:34 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Prakash, Phillips Part of New Physics Frontier Center on Neutron Star Modeling

Prakash, Phillips Part of New Physics Frontier Center on Neutron Star Modeling

 Two Ohio University physicists are part of a new NSF-supported Physics Frontier Center at UC Berkeley that will focus on neutron star modeling in the “gravitational wave era.” The center brings together researchers from 13 institutions and taps capabilities at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with the goal of improving […]

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August 18, 2020 at 9:07 amResearch

Prakash, Team Find Possible Sign of Neutron Star in Supernova 1987A

Dr. Madappa Prakash

Ohio University News reports on research findings by Dr. Madappa Prakash, professor of Physics & Astronomy, in a story headlined “Team including OHIO physicist finds possible sign of neutron star in Supernova 1987A.” Two teams of astronomers have made a compelling case in the 33-year-old mystery surrounding Supernova 1987A. Based […]

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July 31, 2020 at 11:30 amResearch

OHIO Physicists Help Paint First Complete Picture of Expanding Universe, Lead Pursuit of Dark Energy

The SDSS map is shown as a rainbow of colors, located within the observable Universe (the outer sphere, showing fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background). We are located at the center of this map. The inset for each color-coded section of the map includes an image of a typical galaxy or quasar from that section, and also the signal of the pattern that the eBOSS team measures there. As we look out in distance, we look back in time. So, the location of these signals reveals the expansion rate of the Universe at different times in cosmic history.

Except from Ohio University News The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released today a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the universe ever created, filling in the most significant gaps in the possible exploration of its history, and Ohio University researchers played key roles. The highlights of the […]

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July 20, 2020 at 12:17 pmNews

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