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Hawkins Shares Passion for Science, Prepares for Cambridge

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By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy What happens to stars at the galactic center of the universe? Just how many planets exist in the Milky Way? How do stars behave around black holes? These are the kinds of questions astrophysics major Keith Hawkins pondered as he prepared to graduate from […]

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June 5, 2013 at 7:18 pmNews

Hicks: Why is the Earth’s Core So Hot?

Hicks: Why is the Earth’s Core So Hot?

“In Jules Verne’s classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, explorers find a hidden tunnel that takes them to a forgotten land filled with wild beasts and other wonders,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, on Sunday, June 2, in the Columbus Dispatch. Hicks writes […]

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June 4, 2013 at 5:58 pmNews

Study Suggests Second Life for Possible Spintronic Materials

Study Suggests Second Life for Possible Spintronic Materials

Ohio University research merges manganese, gallium nitride in uniform layer Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale. But researchers grew discouraged […]

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Midwest Physicists Came to Talk Big and Small—from Quarks to Superclusters

Midwest Physicists Came to Talk Big and Small—from Quarks to Superclusters

By Jean Andrews Physicists from across the Midwest came to Athens in March to discuss “Quarks to Superclusters: the physics of the very big and the very small.” The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society (APS) on the Athens campus March 29-30. […]

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May 7, 2013 at 4:06 pmEvents News