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Faculty Present at Sixth International Workshop on Compound-Nuclear Reactions

Physics & Astronomy faculty and students presented five papers at the Sixth International Workshop on Compound-Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics CNR18 held in Berkeley, Calif., in September 2019. The CNR* series was initiated in 2007 with a meeting near Yosemite National Park. It has since moved to Bordeaux (2009), Prague […]

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June 11, 2020 at 8:00 amResearch

Phillips Leads $3.7 Million Project to Advance Nuclear Physics Experiments

Dr. Daniel Phillips

From Ohio University News Ohio University physicist Dr. Daniel Phillips is leading a new $3.7 million, multi-institution effort to develop software that can create more accurate models of scientific phenomena — such as what happened in the microseconds after the Big Bang or how long a radioactive nucleus will live […]

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May 28, 2020 at 10:04 amResearch

University Mourns Physics Professor Emeritus Ernst Breitenberger

Dr. Ernst Breitenberger

Ernst Breitenberger, 95, born in Graz, Austria, passed away on April 30, 2020, according to the Athens Messenger. He was Professor Emeritus in Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University. Breitenberger earned Ph.D. degrees from the University of Vienna in 1950 and Cambridge University in 1956. He was a faculty member […]

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May 12, 2020 at 4:35 pmNews

Hicks in Dispatch | Sky Might Seem Constant, But It’s a Fluid Place

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Astronomy: Sky might seem constant, but it’s a fluid place.” When we look at the night sky, there is a feeling of permanence. The stars appear to be unchanging, always in […]

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May 11, 2020 at 1:22 pmFaculty in the News In the News

American Astronomical Society Interviews Meisel about Article on X-ray Bursts

Dr. Zachary Meisel: photo by Daniel Owen/Ohio University

 Dr. Zachary Meisel, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, is featured in an American Astronomical Society inaugural video chat its a new AAS Journal Author Series. In the 24½-minute inaugural video, Meisel discusses his recent article “Spallation-Altered Accreted Compositions for X-Ray Bursts: Impact on Ignition Conditions […]

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April 21, 2020 at 3:52 pmFaculty in the News In the News Research

Science Daily Writes about Hla Research on 2D Supramolecules

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla at a Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Science Daily featured work by Dr. Saw-Wai Hla and others in an article headlined “Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules.” Since the 2004 discovery of graphene, the world’s thinnest (one-atom-thick) and strongest (200 times stronger than steel) material, researchers have been working to further develop similar nanomaterials for industrial, pharmaceutical […]

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April 19, 2020 at 10:34 amResearch

Hicks in Dispatch | Figure Out What Excites Kids to Learn

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “It’s a challenge, but isolation gives parents a chance to figure out what excites kids to learn.” …What interests your child (or a young relative)? Some students love to be outdoors; […]

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April 6, 2020 at 9:49 amFaculty in the News In the News