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Recent Grad Beminiwattha Looks to Continue Experiments at Jefferson Lab

Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha '13Ph.D.

Recent Physics & Astronomy graduate Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha ’13Ph.D. did his dissertation on “A Measurement of the Weak Charge of the Proton through Parity Violating Electron Scattering using the Qweak Apparatus: A 21% Result.” His work on software development and data analysis for a major physics experiment conducted at the […]

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April 26, 2015 at 6:40 pmAlumni

Smith Chairs International Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Conference

Dr. Arthur Smith

Dr. Arthur Smith, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, chaired the fifth international 2014 Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (SP-STM5) conference on July 15-19, 2014. SP-STM5 is an international gathering of scholars, sponsored by the Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute. Topics were related to spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, and included […]

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April 26, 2015 at 5:08 pmResearch

Lawrence Livermore Lab Work with Massey at Edwards Lab

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers use the Edwards Accelerator Lab.

Dr. Thomas Massey, Research Associate Professor, and the staff at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory welcomed back physicists James Hall and Darren Bleuel of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California in September, 2014. The scientists visited Ohio University for a week to test and measure several possible candidates for producing […]

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April 26, 2015 at 4:48 pmResearch

Hicks Serving as NSF Program Director of Experimental Nuclear Physics

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, is on detail to the National Science Foundation for a two-year term as a Program Director of Experimental Nuclear Physics. The two-year positions are referred to as “rotator” assignments, where a person active in research joins the NSF to help with the […]

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April 26, 2015 at 4:08 pmResearch

Hla Chairs International Conference, Receives Patent

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla

Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, co-chaired the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8) on July 28-31, 2014, in Chicago. More than 100 researchers from 15 countries attended NSS-8, which featured four plenary speakers, 24 invited talks, over 40 contributed talks and 15 posters focusing […]

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April 26, 2015 at 3:33 pmResearch

China Ministry of Education Names Govorov to Chang Jiang Chair Professorship

Dr. Alexander Govorov

Dr. Alexander Govorov, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was appointed to the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship of the Scholar Program of the Ministry of Education of China for 2014-17. Govorov received the 2014 Jacques-Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair Award created by the INRS Energy Materials Telecommunications Research Center in Montreal, Canada. […]

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April 26, 2015 at 3:17 pmResearch

Chen Co-Chairs Joint Meeting of German, U.S. Glass Researchers

Dr. Gang Chen

Dr. Gang Chen, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, can hardly picture a day in which he does not use glass. “Glass is a very active and important research field,” he says. “It covers almost every aspect of our lives, not only in the traditional aspect of […]

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April 26, 2015 at 3:02 pmResearch